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Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow / Mother’s House Project

A bungalow-style house should be harmoniously integrated into the surrounding nature, practically becoming a part of it. Traditionally, this is rural housing built from accessible, natural materials mined locally. Architectural bureau 1 + 1> 2 Architects presented a stylish country bungalow in the suburbs of Hanoi (Vietnam). The unique shape of the straw roof and the unusual building construction made of eco-friendly bricks underline the symbiosis of architecture and the environment.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

traditional architectural techniques in a modern interpretation

In the context of modern architecture, the building looks quite unusual – the unique shape of the roof, constructed from straw, turns the bungalow into a traditional Vietnamese house. But with a visual reference to the construction of past centuries, the cottage is fully consistent with modern trends.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

The house is divided into functional areas connected by a terrace. It acts as a so-called buffer zone between spaces. Residential areas are designed in independent buildings connected by walkways. Thanks to a single roof with a unique shape, all this seems to be one building.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

Inside, the housing is stylized in a Vietnamese manner. The whole decor, structures, walls, ceilings are made exclusively of their natural materials – stone, wood, straw. As befits a traditional house in this area, it is quite open – in some places panoramic glazing is installed, terraces are made. At the same time, the living space meets modern requirements for comfort.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

convenience and environmental friendliness due to the unique shape of the roof

In the context of modern housing construction, previously thatched roofs that were previously widely available have become an element of the exotic and environmentally friendly housing. Such a roof is completely made of natural material, does not emit harmful, toxic substances, breathes, provides optimal temperature and humidity in the house, even without climatic equipment.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

Thatched roof became the main architectural element of the presented bungalow, not only in the context of design, but also functionality. She reliably shelters housing from scorching sunlight, withstands tropical rainfall. Inside the building, architects did not hide the roof under the trim and ceilings.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

The straw structure became the basis for creating a special rustic atmosphere in the house. And due to the unique shape of the roof, the space inside is spacious and spectacular. The straw ceiling with wooden beams, with its exoticism, creates an atmosphere of simplicity and proximity to nature. The remaining elements of interior design in the house were selected so as to create harmony with this design.

Unique Straw Roof Shape in Contemporary Bungalow

The unique shape of the roof has become one of the main tools for styling a modern bungalow for traditional exotic housing. And due to the production of straw from the roof, it was also possible to create an appropriate atmosphere in the house, a microclimate.

Architects1+1>2 Architects
PhotoHiroyuki Oki
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