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[Photos] Saigon's Latest 'House for Trees' Is an Urban Garden on a Budget

The latest in the "House for Trees" project, Vo Trong Nghia Architects' new structure fills a tight space with greenery on a budget.

Saigon-based VTN Architects were tasked with making a small city home a spot for embracing nature. The house, owned by a family for three generations, is located in a dense residential area on the outskirts of the metropolis and thus, to allow for substantial plant presence, the designers had to get creative, especially when dealing with limited funds.

A series of connected terraces tie the seven-by-20-meter site together while simultaneously providing private and communal spaces to enjoy plants in an aim to "connect people and people as well as people and nature."

The prodigious leafery not only makes for a peaceful abode but helps cut down on cooling expenses, thanks to breeze-ushering gaps. Moreover, affordable local bricks and labor helped keep redesigning costs limited. The total cost of the house, however, wasn't disclosed by the owners.

Take a look below: 

[Photos by Hiroyuki Oki via ArchDaily]


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