Urbanist Hanoi

BackSociety » Architecture » [Photos] Step Inside Da Lat's Hobbit-Like 'Uncle's House'

[Photos] Step Inside Da Lat's Hobbit-Like 'Uncle's House'

This Da Lat abode perfectly blends modern and traditional elements to bring its owners closer to nature.

The story behind Uncle’s House began in 2015 when the 3 Atelier team was undertaking a project in Di Linh Highland, Lam Dong province. The architects came across “Uncle”, a Lam Dong native, who assisted them in procuring construction materials, which were rare in the desolate town where the site was based.

According to Kien Truc Nha Ngoi, after the building finished, Uncle approached 3 Atelier to share his wish to have them construct a house for his own family. Uncle’s family has four members, including his two children and hoped to relocate their home to a less densely populated area, away from the hectic pace of city life.

The new patch of land bordered a highway, posing a challenge for the team to provide solutions to its future noise problem in the design. Moreover, Uncle also shared his nostalgia for the peaceful time he spent living with his family their rustic homestead, hoping that his children would also get to experience a similar childhood. He told Kien Truc Nha Ngoi: “[The children] were born in the city; they need to be closer to nature to have a complete experience growing up.”

The team’s creative input and Uncle’s longing for a touch of nature resulted in a unique abode combining traditional materials with strategically positioned open spaces to blend the interior and exterior into a seamless living area.

Have a peek inside Uncle’s House, courtesy of ArchDaily, below:

[Photos via ArchDaily]

Related Articles:

- [Photos] 'Cricket House' Is a Melting Pot of Nature, Contemporary Design and Hanoi's Rural Charm

- [Photos] Inside the Beautiful Interior of Uu Dam, Hanoi's Vegetarian Oasis

- [Photos] Ha Tinh Terraces House Is the Perfect Blend of Agriculture and Architecture

Related Articles

in Architecture

[Photos] 'Cricket House' Is a Melting Pot of Nature, Contemporary Design and Hanoi's Rural Charm

Breeze-soothed prairies, caves bathed in moonlight, forests filled with birdsong, succulent flower pollen and fruit trees: before humans constructed homes out of brick and concrete, plaster and s...

in Architecture

[Photos] 22.House: An Homage to Vietnamese Modernist Architecture

Situated near Nha Trang's central market, this creation from architecture firm Chon.a serves as a homage to the aesthetics of Vietnamese modernist architecture.

in Architecture

[Photos] A Colorful Kindergarten Among the Misty Hoa Binh Mountains

This is way cooler than your kindergarten.

in Architecture

[Photos] A Communal House in Son La Inspired by Indigenous Headscarves

Inspired by the headscarves worn by ethnic minority women in the area, the Son La Province structure appears to be drifting across the lush landscape on a pollen-sweet breeze.

in Architecture

[Photos] A Da Nang House Reimagined as a 'Red Brick' Hostel

Turns out one can break down an old house into a hostel the same way one breaks down a brick of cheese into enticing nibbles.

in Architecture

[Photos] A Dreamy Da Nang House to Nurture Future Generations in Nature

Named after Chi and Vi, the daughters of the owners of the house, Chivihouse is the brainchild of the architects at Hinz Studio, based in Saigon and Da Nang.