House for Trees
- Caroline Kurze
In response to the rapid and near total urbanization of vietnamese cities, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed a prototypical house as part of an ongoing initiative to reverse the trend. Built within a region where only 0.25% area of the city is covered with greenery, the dwelling seeks to reconnect its residents with the natural environment.
Entitled ‘House for Trees’, the scheme comprises five individual concrete boxes envisioned as planters. As a result of the unit’s thick layer of soil, the dwellings also serve as basins, retaining water and reducing the risk of flooding.