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Nguyễn Đặng Anh Dũng
Đinh Trần Thanh Hoàng l Nguyễn Thị Anh Thư l Nguyễn Văn Trung

l Trần Tuấn Kiệt l Võ Đình Huỳnh


Supervisor : Nguyễn Văn Trung
Photographs : Dũng Huỳnh

The plot was located on a slanted road branching from a lower junction. It was surrounded by greenery and laid opposite to a small park. The plot itself sloped gently at the back, which caused level difference of about 1,5 meters. 

The building was designed for a 3-generation family of four (grandfather, parents and son) and was requested to have the master bedroom placed at its center, which therefore offered an overall view to the common space and the grandfather’s room on ground floor. 

‘Slope’ is the concept that we attempted to develop in this project.

Our plan was to divide the building vertically into 2 parts which could be approached by 2 different stairways. The stairway in the front was used for social purposes leading from garage to living room, while the stairway at the back was used particularly by family members, which led up to many other spaces as the members had passed by grandfather’s beforehand.

The first and last step of the upper pair of stair flights was designed to coincide on plans as to save more space for the floor opening. As a result, the back stairway became a flexible structure highlighting the ‘sloppiness’ and acted as a main feature connecting the whole building.