Sustainable architecture. BB Home by H&P Architects, Vietnam.



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Sustainable architecture. BB Home by H&P Architects, Vietnam.
The idea of buildings tying into the territory and therefore inherently respectful of the environment is gaining ground, thanks to the attentive work of some design teams like the Vietnam-based H&P Architects.

The key approach to the “Blooming Bamboo Home” project by Vietnam-based H&P Architects is as simple as it is fundamental for the culture of architecture – the concept of the territory and its specific climate and weather conditions.

So, they decided to build bamboo modules of different sizes. The base structure can be adapted to meet the needs of users at one with the local architecture, and with a range of materials to choose from.

Since the BB Home is in Vietnam, in this case the choice fell to bamboo – the consummate local material.

The house is designed so it can withstand water levels rising to over 1.5 metres, not uncommon in Southeast Asia.

Using building materials like bamboo makes the project both environmentally and economically sustainable. And even if a BB Home were destroyed by nature, the raw material used to construct it grows back quickly and costs as little as it does to rebuild.

Here the building process turns into an opportunity to show off the skills of local artisans who make the Blooming Bamboo Home truly beautiful with their weaving work: the texture is truly unique and inimitable. Because sustainability and beauty can be one and the same and create jobs for the local community.

Architects: H&P Architects http://www.hpa.vn
Location: Cau Dien Town, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
Team: Chu Kim Thinh, Erimescu Patricia, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Quynh Trang, Tran Quoc Thang, Pham Hong Son, Hoang Dinh Toan, Pham Quang Thang, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Khac Phuoc
Contractor: H&P Architects
Total Floor Area: 44 sqm
Completion date: Sep. 2013
Photographs: Doan Thanh Ha

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