Suoi Re Village Community House in Vietnam Built from Rammed Earth and Bamboo

by , 01/12/11

Suoi Re Village Community House in Vietnam, vietnam architecture, developing world architecture. bamboo architecture, earth wall architecture, rammed wall architecture, rammed wall construction, bamboo construction, Kiến Việt, green architecture, sustainable architecture, community building, local materials, building locally

Located in Suoi Re, Luong Son, in the Hoa Binh province, the community house was erected against a picturesque scene, leaning against mountains and facing an incredible valley. Contextually aware of its surroundings, as well as the architectural typology of the Kinh and Muong people of the area, the interior of the structure is strikingly modern by comparison.

The overall space is organized in a chain, where the front space is an open courtyard, the main living space lies at the center and consists of connecting two floors. Upstairs one can find a teaching area, library and meeting areas. Overall, open space and programmatic flexibility were the focal points in determining the layout of the floor plan.

Built simply and economically with local materials, the ground floor was constructed with smoother stone, while bamboo doors cover passageways, and a bamboo ceiling warms the space. A rammed-soil wall with heavy stones supports the structure, and the bamboo roof frame has been adorned with dense palm leaves, providing protection from above.

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  1. cjolou August 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

    this is beautiful..

  2. valéria moura July 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    achei esta idéia muito interessante,desenvolvo um trabalho em uma comunidade que sofre com a desigualdade social,e possuo uma área de 5.0000m2 no mesmo local,onde penso em formar uma pequena vila com autosustentabilidade para mais ou menos 15 famílias,seguindo o modelo corretamente ecologico.Que acham dessa idéia?Aceito sugestões e ajuda.

  3. Kaulav February 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Very very interesting and innovative using local method of construction.

  4. lazyreader January 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I like it……..I’m expecting the Ewoks to run outside of it.

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