Named after its façades filled with greenery, ‘Stacking Green’ was designed by Vo Trong Nghia for a for a thirty-year-old couple and their mother. The house is located in Saigon, a chaotic city in Vietnam with one of the highest population densities in the world, on a block of land which measures only 4m in width and 20m in length. The front and back façades are constructed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls. Architects’ inspiration came from the idea that Saigon streets are filled with “flower-pots crampped and displayed here and there all around the streets. This interesting custom has formed the amused character of Saigon over a long period of time and Saigonese love their life with a large variety of tropical plants and flowers in their balconies, courtyards and streets.”

Très interesting and beautiful, no?

 


Images © Hiroyuki Oki. Found via ArchDaily.

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  1. Oliver @ Sabi Style

    Tres cool!

    The simple colour palate allows all the shades of green to pop. I love the effect of mass planting the one species on each level – so effective!

    And how brilliant a touch are the timber floorboards and trims to add that texture/warmth against the concrete.

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