این وبلاگ اولین وبلاگ مهندسی معماری در سطح كشور بوده و هدف از ایجاد این فضای مجازی بوجود آوردن محیطی آكادامیك و در عین حال دوستانه به منظور تبادله افكار و نظرات و مطالب سودمند برای تمامی محصلین رشته مهندسی (معماری) افغانستان كه از این پیش محروم بوده اند بوده و همچنان از همه مهمتر یك منبع اطلاعاتی در دسترس به منظور مطلع ساختن و اگاهی دیگر ممالك دنیا از هنر و مهندسی (معماری) ناب افغانی میباشد كه تا كنون ناشناخته و سرپوشیده مانده است.
امید است كه در زمینه پیشرفت و بهبود هرچه بهتر این فضا با ما همكاری نموده و قدمی در شناختاندن هنر ناب افغانی بردارید.
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با احترام : مدیر وبلاگ:
محمد مهدی جعفری
Project Architect: Nguyen Tat Dat
Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Construction Cost: 156,000 USD
From the architect. Under rapid urbanization, cities in
Vietnam have diverged far from their origins as sprawling tropical
forests. In Ho Chi Minh City, for example, only 0.25% area of the entire
city is covered with greenery. An over-abundance of motorbikes causes
daily traffic congestion as well as serious air pollution. As a result,
new generations in urban areas are losing their connection with nature.
House for Trees, a prototypical house within a tight budget of
156,000 USD, is an effort to change this situation. The aim of the
project is to bring green space back into the city, accommodating
high-density dwelling with big tropical trees. Five concrete boxes are
designed as “pots” to plant trees on their tops. With thick soil layer,
these pots also function as storm-water basins for detention and
retention, therefore contribute to reduce the risk of flooding in the
city when the idea is multiplied to a large number of houses in the
The house is located in Tan Binh district, one of the most densely
populated residential areas in Ho Chi Minh City, where many small houses
are crowded together. The site is a remnant landlocked block within
this suburb, accessed only by a small pedestrian lane. Resonating with
this urban tissue, the house is designed as an accumulation of small
fragments. Surrounded by typical Vietnamese row houses on all sides,
House for Trees stands out like an oasis.
Fitting into the informal shape of the site, five boxes are
positioned to create a central courtyard and small gardens in between.
The boxes open to this central courtyard with large glass doors and
operable windows to enhance natural lighting and ventilation, while
remain relatively closed on the other sides for privacy and security.
Common spaces such as the dining room and library are located on the
ground floor. Upper floors accommodate private bedrooms and bathrooms,
which are connected through bridge-cum-eaves made of steel. The
courtyard and gardens, shaded by trees above, become part of the ground
floor living space. Blurring the border between inside and outside, the
house offers a tropical lifestyle that coexists with nature.
Local and natural materials are utilized to reduce cost and carbon
footprint. The external walls are made of in-situ concrete with bamboo
formwork, while locally-sourced bricks are exposed on the internal walls
as finishing. A ventilated cavity separates the concrete and brick
walls to protect interior space from heat transfer.