AmDesign architects, Time Architects, and CTA | creative architects have designed the Am House on a 3,500 sqm of land in Can Giuoc, Long An province, Vietnam. The residence has been designed as a calm, joyful haven where the owner — a man who copes with a lot of stress due to his demanding profession — can find peace of mind, cultivate harmony and regenerate energy.
The building is formed with 5 separate blocks, arranged randomly under a big thatched roof and right next to a lake. The design features splitting blocks that create diverse views from both inside and outside of the building. Furthermore, they provide sufficient natural ventilation and lighting to every space.
The sheet steel roofing system is completed with a thatched top, which is a signature architectural element of southwest Vietnam. In this way, an eco-friendly and intimate feel is given, that helps the dwelling integrate with nature. Under the steel sheets, there is a ceiling system with wooden finishing material. Because of different roof layouts, the building can reduce heat and preserve a lower indoor temperature.
Along with the roofing system, there is a slot that allows more day light to enter the area in the middle of the house. Thanks to that slot, people can feel and be aware of the movement of the sun throughout a day. The large lake is designed as the same code as the floor that border along both sides of the house. That feature is an eco-friendly element of landscape design and reduces the heat during hot summer days.