Saigon is a metropolitan city of Vietnam with the highest density of construction, vehicles and population which also causes a lack of green spaces, where people can seek tranquility and sit in harmony with nature to release stress.
Being a part of this context, the construction of Sky House takes place in the middles of numerous skyscrapers built close together, which brings the feeling that Sky House is located at the floor of a valley. In combination with MIA Design Studio’s desire is the personality of the homeowner who loves to enjoy inner-peace and calmness. Therefore, the design team has determined a clear visual for the architectural plan, which is to promote the deep vertical and horizontal connection between human and human as well as between human and nature in this house.
The solution was to create links between the spaces so that natural elements can be inserted and carried through every corner of the living space. Without interference to the land or intention to used up areas for unnecessary rooms. The first half of the house is devoted to the sun, wind, water and trees or simply empty spaces, the other half is presented for family activities with minimal utilities.
As an alternative to the common approach of opening of the four sides, the studios created a vertical connection between the house and the sky. This approach has allowed the house to receive nature indirectly, the connection between humans and nature has been expressed in many ways while increasing vertical connections between usable spaces through the gaps. These gaps now become the main subject of the house, where parents and children can see each other from every corner.