Floating Home in Thu Duc / Sanuki Daisuke architects
A Principally Outside Home = Designing the Clean – A home for a younger Vietnamese couple in Thu Duc, situated within the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis. The location covers with tropical vegetation in its backyard; nonetheless, it’s usually flooded by the close by river.
Correspondingly, the encompassing buildings have their first flooring elevated greater than 80cm above the road degree. One of many consumer’s requests was to have the primary flooring be elevated 1 m above the road degree. On the similar time, to maximise the location and placement benefits, the home must be open with a luxuriant backyard to the river close by in order that the purchasers might be nearer to nature.
The location’s uniqueness speaks to one of many Vietnamese geological traits of the submerged panorama; we composed the home as three slabs floating above the bottom. The slabs are various in form between the higher and decrease flooring. The hole between every flooring creates a variety of areas indoors and outside. Every slab is prolonged towards the backyard, cantilevering in a number of instructions, and serves as a terrace or out of doors house, an eave for a gap, and a roof to cowl an outside staircase. The three slabs are linked to all out of doors areas, together with the rooftop, by an outside staircase unbiased from the inside. In different phrases, all circulation is steady utilizing the out of doors house with out slicing by way of the indoor.
On this challenge, we try and reinterpret the traditional Vietnamese concrete body building technique. The thought was to make use of a ribbed slab to increase the ground as a cantilever whereas utilizing slender columns to assist it. The columns have minimal dimensions of 300 x 150 mm, working with a second-floor beam width of 150 mm to make the slab thickness seem extraordinarily small. The result’s a light-weight design wherein the inside and exterior are steady, and the slab appears to drift above its environment. The thought is to replace the concrete body construction, broadly used all through Southeast Asia on account of its value and ease of building strategies, whereas following the present type and strategies with out particular strategies.
Together with the rooftop, almost 70% of the ground of this home is outside. Moreover, when folding doorways are opened, virtually all of the house is outside, besides for a loo field. On sizzling days, a pleasing breeze flows by way of the openings. When it rains, the air is immediately cooled by vaporization. Together with the open out of doors house of Vietnam, this can be a tropical residence the place one can at all times really feel near nature. In Vietnam, the place all the things is packed tightly collectively, together with folks and issues, we consider it’s important to design out of doors areas that function “Clean Areas.” This home focuses on the energetic out of doors life in Vietnam, with a brand new body and structural design to appreciate it.