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Generation-Specific Vietnamese Townhouses

Aro Studio Addresses Urbanization with Natural Details

— February 16, 2018 — Art & Design
This Vietnamese townhouse is situated in the urban area of Hanoi. Since the building site is high in maintenance due to vulnerability to flooding during rain season, ARO Studio has elevated the first floor of the structure. Moreover, the architects seek to address the privation of green spaces in Vietnamese townhouses through incorporating vegetation and trees on the facades and in mini indoor gardens within the design and floor plan.

The home is meant "for a typical [...] family of three generations." Taking into consideration the living manners and needs of each age group, ARO Studio incorporates design elements that reference and are accommodating to first generation agricultural farmers, second generation working class and third generation recreational nature lovers.

Photo Credits: ARO Studio
Trend Themes
1. Multi-generational Housing - Designing for families with diverse needs and lifestyles presents opportunities for innovation in architecture and interior design.
2. Green Space Integration - Incorporating vegetation and mini indoor gardens within urban living spaces offers opportunities for innovative solutions to bring nature into dense urban environments.
3. Natural Disaster Resilience - Designing elevated structures and incorporating natural materials and building techniques to address the effects of climate change and natural disasters presents opportunities for innovation in architecture and construction.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Innovative design solutions that consider multi-generational living, green space integration and natural disaster resilience can offer architects a competitive edge and improve the quality of life for residents in urban environments.
2. Interior Design - Creative design solutions that accommodate the diverse needs and living styles of multi-generational families and integrate green spaces in urban living environments can offer interior designers opportunities for innovation in design and add value to their services.
3. Construction and Building Materials - Innovative building materials and techniques that address natural disaster resilience and sustainability can offer the construction industry opportunities for growth and improved environmental impact.
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