Tuan Anh Nguyen

Vertical Villages An Adaptive Housing Paradigm for Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 10.20° N 106.70° E

This project is inspired by traditional Vietnamese architecture whose features are embedded in the organisation of vernacular villages and dwellings. The proposal is for a vertical combination of housing clusters that are differentiated in terms of their scales. The clusters rely on social and environmental links between living, work and public areas. The intention is to preserve the structure of the traditional village in the contemporary housing morphology. The scheme aims to reflect a functional arrangement, social cohesion and environmental consideration.