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Cuckoo House in Hoa Xuan, Vietnam by Tropical Space

Project name:
Cuckoo House
Architecture firm:
Tropical Space Co.,Ltd
Hòa Xuân, Da Nang, Vietnam
Oki Hiroyuki
Principal architect:
Nguyen Hai Long, Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, Nguyen Anh Duc, Teresa Tran
Design team:
Interior design:
Built area:
274 m²
Site area:
297.3 m²
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Tools used:
Brick, Glass
Residential › House

Tropical Space: Located in an urban renewal zone by a river in Da Nang, Vietnam, this residential construction uses the ground floor as a small cafe formed by rectangular brick walls, while the upper floor is serves as the living space of a nuclear family, which is combined by three different blocks on a square plane.

The balconies are expanded as a part of the interior space. Therefore, these areas transform into common zones between the interior and exterior, helping to promote more activities and to alter wind speed passing through the areas.

Outside of the house, the garden spaces are the kids' favourite areas, and alternate with other functional spaces such as the dining room, the bedroom, and the living room. Functional areas were created both inside and outside of the house in order to intertwine with each other. The more we interact and feel nature directly, the greater the opportunities for fostering the ability to share and respect nature. The indoor courtyard and the outside garden on the ground floor are separated and shaped by shadows cast by the walls. Awakening each morning to the smell of roasted coffee in the air, complemented by a peaceful choice of music, presents an interesting start to the day.

About Tropical space

Tropical space was founded in 2011 by two architects - Nguyen Hai Long and Tran Thi Ngu Ngon.

Living in a tropical environment, the duo realized that architecture could influence how people live harmoniously with their surroundings, and the architects want to encourage and inspire that idea through their works.

There are two main design influences in every Tropical Space project - sculpture and climate. Everything starts with a response to the local climate and mitigating the effects of climate change. Initially, these are practical design choices. However, Tropical Space’s architecture style is inspired by sculptural forms and simple shapes.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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