DESIGN

Stacking Green

Indrømmet… Jeg bliver blød i knæene, når jeg hører om og ser folk der går all in på urban gardening i storbyerne. Derfor virkede det også oplagt for mig, at vise jer dette cool projekt af de vietnamesiske arkitekter Vo Trong Nghia. Huset her hedder ”Stacking Green” og ligger i byen Ho Chi Minh City og er et typisk “tube-house” i Vietnam, som huser en ung familie med børn samt bedsteforældre. Bygningen er 20 meter dyb, men kun 4 meter bred hvilket betyder, at huset er smalt og bygget op i højden i tusindvis af lag af beton. Familien har hele 4 etager at boltre sig på.

Det særlige ved huset har I nok opdaget, nemlig konstruktionen med de mange lag af beton der danner bygningens ydre rammer samt de hundredvis af planter der dækker facaderne på både front og bagside. Her dyrker familien grønne planter ”en masse” og vander dem via plantekasser med indbygget automatisk vandingsanlæg, der sender vand til planterne fra en regnvandsbeholder på husets tag.

En skarp arkitektonisk trappeopgang og glasvægge indenfor i bygningen adskiller husets rum med det grønne facader og giver samtidig fuld udsyn til planterne indefra. Glasvæggene giver lyset rig mulighed for at strømme ind i alle rum.

Her er der altså ingen mulighed for vindueskiggeri, nej her er det urban gardening all the way.  I like.

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Granted… I go weak in my knees, when I hear about and see people who go all-in on urban gardening. Therefore, it seemed obvious for me to show you this cool project by the Vietnamese architects Vo Trong Nghia. This house is called “Stacking Green” and is located in the city of Ho Chi Minh City.  It is a typical “tube-house” in Vietnam, home to a young family with children and grandparents. The building is 20 meters deep, but only 4 meters wide, meaning that the house is narrow and built up in height in thousands of layers of concrete.

You may have noticed the special feature of the house which is the construction of the many layers of concrete, that forms the exterior framework, as well as the hundreds of plants that covers the facades on both front and back. Here the family grows a lot of green plants. They water through plant boxes with a built-in automatic irrigation system, sending water to the plants from a tank of rainwater on the roof.

A sharp architectural staircase and glass walls inside the building separates the rooms of the house with the green facades, while giving full visibility to the plants from inside. The glass walls also provide the light to come into every room in the building.

There is no possibility of window-peeping here, because in the house it is all about urban gardening. I like.

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Photographs are by Hiroyuki Oki.

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