Small Brick House

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Private House
  • Company/Firm
    Tung Nguyen Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Nguyen Thanh Tung
  • Construction Company
    Vincia Architects
  • Photo Credit
    Hoang Le
  • Location
    Ha Noi - Viet Nam
  • Project Date

The small Brick House is a tube house with an area of 4.3m x 12m sharing the same yard with an old house of the owner’s grandparents in Hanoi. The house has three sides close to neighbor’s houses. The house is designed for a young family of 3 members: a young couple and their son.The owner desires to design a simple 2-story house with cost-effectiveness.
Small and narrow tube houses are very popular in Vietnam urban areas . This house has the same features with only one small façade, shortage of light and dampness. The architects have come up with a solution to design more atriums to get maximum light and wind: saving electrical energy (lights, fans) and limiting the impact to the environment. We use locally available raw materials and do handmade which cost savings to bring a sustainable project. Therefore, bare brick, bare concrete, grinding stone and oak are the main materials used with the desire to create rusticity and be close to nature.

Tung Nguyen Architects is an innovative Master Planning - Architecture - Interior Design Studio in Viet Nam. The company was founded in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in 2017, and is leading by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tung as founder and principal architect .

Other prizes
Various awards for different projects worldwide, including a total of 6 international awards for the Small Brick House