Wednesday, April 1, 2009

architecture office, ho chi minh city

architecture office, ho chi minh city

This architecture office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is located in an interesting structure. The walls are made of gabions, or stone filled cages of steel wire. The gabion walls allow some amount of air to flow through the walls, and provide a great thermal mass absorbing daytime heat, and shading the interior. Inside by the way you will find some Big Table Desking going on!

architecture office, ho chi minh city

The configuration of the building is also fascinating. The serpentine shape also serves to shade portions of the building at different times of day, but it also creates distinct outdoor spaces that allow certain work activities to move outside. These outdoor spaces can be as much part of the office as the indoor spaces, loosely as inside and outside is defined in this climate.

architecture office, ho chi minh city

architecture office, ho chi minh city

more photos at:

Architecture Office in Ho Chi Minh City, at PushPullBar

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