Vietnamese studio 6717 has designed the Lien Thong House in An Phu, which does not betray the style, materials and mood of the collective’s previous works. The house has a strong visual impact on the surrounding environment, the structure is completely white with an international/contemporary style, with square cuts on the facades and a truly unique shape.
It is very reminiscent of the architecture of Alejandro Aravena – Pritzker Prize 2016 – in particular, the Innovation Center of the University of Santiago in Chile, or the project for the church of San Paolo Apostolo in Foligno by Massimiliano Fuksas.
About 70 square meters in size, it was designed for a young family including parents and young children, consisting of large open spaces, long stairs and a bench in the living room, become seats where you can relax and read a book. The interior design is minimal, with dark wood floors and stairs, glass parapets and rooms without structural limitations that allow you to control children even when you are not in the same room or on the same floor.
The house has a double structure and between one and the other the balconies, which overlook the squared openings of the facades, are finished. This unusual system mediates the sunlight coming from the west and the large windows that we find around the perimeter of the house, allow an excellent ﬂusso of air between the rooms. On the second and third floors there are small gardens with half-height plants that reflect sunlight.
In this way, the main spaces of the house become cooler. The Lien Thong House ends with a large roof terrace and glass wells designed to illuminate the central part of the house and also designed to take full advantage of natural light and minimize the use of electricity. There is also a rainwater collection tank.
It is clear at a glance that by studying and exploiting the natural phenomena of the surrounding environment, you can implement smart solutions and not too expensive.
Text by Elisa Scotti