Resort in House by ALPES Green Design & Build
Resort in House was developed by ALPES Green Design & Build as a four-story home characterized by its concrete and masonry louvers that make up its exterior envelope. In order to reduce heat radiation, plants have been positioned in alternating fashion, forming a protective blanket. The exterior introduces indirect natural light, allowing hot air to escape.
From the architects: “Urban Vietnam today is rapidly expanding using symmetrical and uniform architecture (townhouses) providing boring and dry architectural morphology. Interiors often are closed in, cramped and absorb heat.
Alpes creates unique designs which are both beautiful and provide natural ventilation. Young couples and architects have concerns and different feelings regarding the main ideas for home design.
People want to create interesting features in Da Nang urban neighborhoods in order to:
•Live in cool, comfortable, and open living environments
•Enjoy indoor spaces with swimming pools, gardens, trees, and natural air flow.
•Have fluid transitions when moving around the house.
•Rooftop Gardens to absorb the heat and create usable living spaces.
•High quality natural materials add unique lasting beauty.
•Save Energy and Save Costs.”
“The 1st floor water element, a beautiful 9m long pool, allows the family to swim, and is a very important factor in cooling hot air in the house.
The central open green space provides airflow, access to different parts of the house via open stairs and bridges, the family always has a fresh and natural environment in every room.
Glass doors expand the visibility of the open green space. Split level transitions cleverly link rooms which is more inviting than closed solid walls. It creates visually beautiful scenes.
Skylights, open spaces, and vents in walls permit natural light to create a healthy and bright environment. The combination of natural light and airflow are extremely beneficial as opposed to houses with poor ventilation, artificial light that absorb a lot of heat.”