The 'Breathing House' by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is situated in a densely populated area of Ho Chi Minh City. The structure's roof and walls are covered in climbing plants, creating a nature-friendly aesthetic that also serves a dual purpose.
This type of design is a popular approach for the studio which frequently relies on plants to play a constituent role in architectural concepts. The building is only accessible through a narrow alleyway and the aesthetic of the Breathing House allows for residents to have a tranquil experience with "private outdoor spaces." These are described by Vo Trong Nghia Architects as "micro voids" and give residents access to homey, airy and bright spaces.
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