01 Nov '16, 3pm

O-House vertical garden doubles as a sun screen in Vietnam

A retired Vietnamese couple commissioned a quiet home with a small garden in which they can spend their free time. The architects responded with a design that prioritizes natural light , introducing a small garden to the back of the house where the couple can grow their own vegetables . This green area includes concrete planters of varying sizes, giving an interesting rhythm to the space. The “green fence” that covers the street-facing facade reduces noise pollution , solar radiation and improves indoor air quality.

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