'A House in Trees' Combats the Smog of the Surrounding Town

By: Joey Haar - Oct 24, 2016
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'A House in Trees,' a family home in the town of Tu Son, Vietnam serves a counterintuitive purpose. When one says that they want to get some fresh air, that typically means stepping oustide, but A House in Trees tries to create fresh air indoors.

Tu Son, like many towns in Vietnam, is industrializing incredibly quickly. One of the unfortunate byproducts of this rapid growth is a tremendous amount of smog. As such, A House in Trees is designed specifically to combat these bilious clouds.

The project's name is an inversion of its actual concept -- the family home really describes trees in a house. Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects, the team behind the house, achieved this tree-filled interior by building "voids" into the structure. At two points throughout the house are open spaces filled with trees, bringing an outdoor feel indoors.