Partitions of residence in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis changed with glass bricks

Vietnam architecture studio Area+ Structure & Create has carried out a dramatic renovation of a smaller dwelling and store in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis by replacing its walls with glass bricks.

Named Glass-Block Micro Dwelling, the compact residence in Vietnam has been shortlisted for residential rebirth project of the yr at Dezeen Awards 2020.

House with glass brick walls
Place+ Design and style & Build produced the house’s walls from glass bricks

Place+ Layout & Establish renovated the tiny house that occupies an 18-sq.-metre plot on a aspect street in Ho Chi Minh City, to create a shop with a two-storey residence earlier mentioned.

To enliven the house and convey light into the smaller framework, the architecture studio taken out the partitions on its two road-struggling with facades and changed them with glass bricks.

Glass bricks walls in Ho Chi Minh City
The house is on a facet street in Ho Chi Minh Town

“The outdated house was partly damaged, deserted and very dim inside,” spelled out Home+ Structure & Build founder Vinh Phuc Ta.

“The style temporary questioned for an very affordable and artistic renovation to accommodate the owners’ tiny leather-based shop and living space with two bedrooms,” he ongoing.

“The core layout strategy of the task is working with glass-block, a special and unheard of content, to replace the previous brick facades in combination with place-conserving and versatile interior place.”

Shop with glass brick walls
A shop is on the ground flooring

In accordance to the studio, the translucent glass bricks let light-weight into the house although giving the inhabitants privateness.

“The translucent glass-block facades with glass windows on the north-east and south-east engage pure gentle and air flow devoid of shedding the privacy, and also make the developing mix with the environment throughout the day,”

“At evening, when lights on, the property becomes a magically sparkling lantern in the middle of the neighbourhood.”

Living room that doubles as shop
The place is also the home’s kitchen area and residing area

The building’s floor floor contains a little leather goods store that will double up as the home’s dwelling space.

It is made up of glass shelving and white cabinets for the storage and screen of leather products as properly as a table and chairs. A small kitchen and a bathroom are concealed powering opaque glass sliding doorways underneath the stairs.

Mezzanine bedroom
The initial floor has a bedroom and shower area

The staircase, which is driving a different opaque sliding door, sales opportunities up to the first-ground room that contains a bedroom and a rest room and shower place.

Higher than this, the 2nd ground also contains the learn bed room, which is wrapped with a balcony, and a little bathroom and glass-block shower home

Master bedroom has glass brick walls
The learn bedroom has a balcony

“Moreover, the sensible and flexible ground ideas have tremendously improved the properly-being of the owners’ dwelling space in these a tiny household,” said the architect.

“The combination of modern day and common resources in a minimalist technique can make one’s spatial practical experience appear both freshly new and carefully acquainted at the exact same time.”

Illuminated glass brick house
At night time the making can be illuminated like a lantern

Glass Brick Micro Dwelling is shortlisted for Dezeen Awards together with initiatives which include a household in Sydney with an aquaponics program containing edible fish and a residence in a former community oven in Portugal.

Photography is by Home+ Design & Establish / SM Studio.

Task credits:

Style: Home+ Layout & Create
Construction: Room+ Design and style & Establish
Lead architect: Vinh Phuc Ta
Style group: Hieu Hien Trinh, Kim Quy Nguyen