Stacking Green

Winner of the best house award at the World Architecture Festival held in Singapore earlier this month, this house in Ho Chi Minh City has front and back facades consisting of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls.

The design by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is named 'Stacking Green', after the vigorous and vital greenery that fills its facades, and was inspired by the local custom of displaying flowers and tropical plants in pots on balconies, courtyards and in the street.

Sunlight entering the building via the planted facades creates beautiful shadow effects on the granite walls.

via World Architecture Festival