arts • 20 Feb, 2017
Deline Architects Create Hanoi Stair House
Tay Ho Home That Values The Relationships In It
A home should never make its inhabitants feel closed in, whether it be physically or emotionally. That’s the design philosophy that led to the creation of this home in Hanoi’s Tay Ho District. Rather than push people into closed-in boxes with no communication possible between living spaces, architects Deline considered the needs of their client, an active young couple with children, and have supposed stairs, voids, and bridges as active living spaces, rather than commodities.
“Blending different functional spaces such as living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms by creating a split-level structure, we defined two “in one-glimpse” spaces with “story-teller” stairs as features,” they write. It all means everyone can know what’s going on in the rest of the house from just about anywhere, enhancing family value they say.
In addition, the facade is an interesting combination of stainless steel frame cubes and perforated panels, which control the level of sunlight, reduce heat and create an interesting visual effect. The ability to grow plants from it quite literally adds a breathe of fresh air to the inner city location.
Words by JA
Photos courtesy of Deline