Saigon house


Photos courtesy of Quang Tran, Hiroyuki Oki

Saigon house

2/10 Nguyễn Huy Lượng, ward 14, Bình Thạnh district, Hochiminh city, Vietnam
Private housing
Project selected:
Saigon house
Hồ Chí Minh city, Vietnam
Winner of Private Housing category

Jury motivation: It is like an adventure that eliminate all chichè of a private housing. Playfull and updating the traditional local housing typology.

In Saigon, there is a story about Van Duong Phu, a masterpiece of architecture, built by Mr. Vuong Hong Sen, a culturist, an academic, and a famous collector of antiques. Moreover, he also has a deep knowledge of southern Vietnam and wrote many books about Saigon.
At the end of his life, he would have liked to dedicate his house as a museum in order to prevent the antiques from being stolen and introduce Saigon culture to visitors.
However, after his death, the house has been abandoned, and the spirit is totally lost.
We’ve recognized that although being respected and successful in his works, he failed in passing his love to his family. Therefore, they do not respect their childhood.

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