The Greenery Curtain House is located in Mao Khe, Vietnam which in the past had low environmental quality due to local mining operations and recently the quality of the air and urban life has seen improvements. When approaching this project, HGAA Architecture Office aimed to create a house with a fresh atmosphere and close to nature.
The owners of the house are an elderly couple, they are accustomed to a simple, quiet life, except on weekends, when family gathers. Everything is focused on the garden, the fish pond and the architectural space. The house has a main floor and a small space above for reading and worship. From outside to inside, through the red brick wall is a layer of green trees covering the house. There are many layers of vegetation such as shade trees, shrubs, and creepers that hang down from the roof, forming a cover, preventing dust and urban noise. The main spaces are arranged around an inner courtyard in the middle of the house, creating a peaceful, quiet radial space, separate from the outside city.
The spaces in the house are surrounded by nature, oriented towards nature and facing each other, forming an introverted space, helping to connect people with nature, with people, and with themselves. From every position in the house, people can see each other, and see trees, water, aquariums…. From there it is possible to feel nature in the form of air, sound, and light.
The main materials in the house are red bricks and bare concrete, creating a rustic, close, human feeling. Materials are also an important element to create architectural space, create emotions with people and enhance the beauty of nature and architectural space. Through this project, we want to use simple methods, common local materials, to create an emotional living space, close to people and with nature.