Vietnamese Houses Win International Architecture Award
|Villa Tan Dinh is designed based on the idea of arranging living spaces "in the heart of a miniature park." Photo: Oki Hiroyuki|
Two houses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An recently won the Residential Architecture - Single Family category of the Architecture MasterPrize competition.
|Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is an international architecture award initiated by Farmani Group based in Los Angeles (USA) as international awards for design, architecture and photography. This is the 6th year AMP has been held.|
In early November, AMP announced the list of winning works. AMP awarded the "Architectural Designs of the Year" award for the gymnasium of Green School in Bali, Indonesia.
The "Interior Designs of the Year" award went to the Atelier Audemars Piguet museum in Le Brassus (Switzerland) and the "Urban Design of the Year" award went to Eleftheria Square in London.
In the category of Residential Architecture - Single Family, two Vietnamese projects have been named.
The project in Ho Chi Minh City called Villa Tan Dinh was designed by MIA Design Studio on nearly 300 square meters in District 3. The house is like a miniature park with a lake and green trees, and took four years to complete.
Instead of just arranging a few small patches of green trees at the entrance or steps like many other townhouses, the architects wanted to create a large garden.
They came up with the idea of arranging living spaces "in the heart of a miniature park," giving homeowners the feeling of walking on bridges.
All indoor activities are linked together through gaps with trees, water and natural light.
The house in Hoi An, located in Cam Thanh, is the work of Lequang-architects office. Built for four people to live, the house is also a shelter for birds, spiders and insects thanks to the green garden.
It is also used as a small community center for the host, an environmental activist, to meet and socialize with neighbors.
|The house in Hoi An takes the garden as the center. Photo: Hoang Le|
In addition to the Residential Architecture - Single Family category, Vietnamese works also won in many other categories.
Specifically, TAA Design's Tony Fruit Office in District 4 (HCMC) won the Green Architecture category, and D1 Architecture Studio's Hotel le Bouton in Da Nang won the Hotel Architecture category.
MIA Design Studio's Bui Rom won the Exhibition and Structure category. The Red Cave and The Que, two business complexes designed by 23o5 Studio, won the Entertainment Architecture and Small Architecture categories, respectively.
This year, due to Covid-19, AMP did not hold the award ceremony. Winning works will receive online certification.
"We are proud of this design and want to share the honor with the local workers who built the house," the lequang-architects office said on its personal page.
With thousands of entries from 65 countries, the organizers called this year's contest "the most competitive ever." Entries are divided into 41 categories, scored by a jury of more than 70 experts in the fields of architecture, design, and photography.
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