Children from centuries in the past until now were born and raised in the countryside without many amenities and little money. These are now successful city dwellers. They are now modern but have not forgotten the images and feeling of cement rooves, the low brick walls, and the bamboo that permeates the village. This scene has nurtured so many of today’s generation of successful people. As the country develops and they flock to urban settings surrounded by glass, air conditioning and monotonous designs. They become bored with the surroundings that lack emotions and feel a robotic sense of detachment. The Office has feeling and is environmentally sustainable, as were the villages of the past.
▼建筑外貌， exterior view
场地最初坐落着一些老旧的房屋，白色的蒲苇地，当地的小竹木，以及一些野生的植物。Ho Khue Architects希望通过设计唤起人们对原始乡土生活的记忆。在他们的设计下，这栋建筑矗立在当地绿植的环抱之下，让使用者在自然愉悦的办公环境之中。
Originally the large lot contained some old houses, white pampas grass, native bamboo shrubs, and plants that survived on the ambient conditions with little input from people. Ho Khue Architects (ALPES) design concept was to evoke the old feeling of the village in our state of the art modern office as being part of nature. Today’s appearance is soothing, natural, and contains many of the surrounding native plants in the structure.
▼环抱在绿色植物之中的办公建筑，surrounded by the vegetations
In order to recreate the ambience of a countryside home we used bricks that were not burnt by the kiln. The floor is made of decorative concrete tiles with a ground light grey finish. The cement roofs appear as scaffolding as was the method of construction in the countryside.
▼采用未经烧窑的砖头唤起乡村记忆，to recreate the ambience of a countryside home by using bricks that were not burnt by the kiln
Banana Trees, yellow bushes and native plants were transplanted to the first floor of the office. There is also a water feature with slat steps at the front door with harvested plants. The southwest exposure is built with decorative concrete with slats to keep out the hot sun and allow air flow from the ocean breezes.
▼百叶状混凝土立面设计为建筑遮挡自然光线，decorative concrete on the facade with slats to keep out the hot sun
The rooftop is densely planted with the grasses and other plants to cool the lower floors. This floor houses the executive office, meeting room, and large open sided lunch room with a complete kitchen. Vining flowering plants surround the open areas to create shade and beauty. It is a professional place with natural ventilation, pleasing plantings, and comfortable environment for clients and workers.
▼攀爬的藤蔓植物优雅的建筑外貌，vining flowering plants surround the open areas to create shade and beauty
▼屋顶绿化为建筑内部营造凉爽环境，the grenery on the roof contributes to a cool space below
Working in this modern office evokes feelings reminiscent of childhood and a time when life was simpler. The air flow is fresh from the sea leading to comfortable temperature without being cold. Today’s younger generation may have had little or no time in the countryside. This office has brought the spirit and the heart of the rural areas to the workplace.
▼感受自然采光的楼梯间，the staircase with natural light
▼舒适的办公环境，the working space
▼夜色与建筑，architecture in the night
▼二层平面图，the second floor plan
▼三层平面图，the third floor plan
▼四层平面图，the forth floor plan
▼屋顶平面图，the roof floor plan
The Modern Village Office
Architects: Ho Khue Architects
Location: An Hai Bac Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang, Viet Nam
Lead Architects: Ho Khue
Design Team: Kevin Baratt (US), Phi Thi My Dung, Phan Thanh Nam
Interiors Design: Oakpin Interiors
Area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2016
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
Manufacturers: YKKap, JOTUN
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