Low-cost perforated home in Vietnam shows off the charms of concrete architecture
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Located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, the Kontum House sits on a west-facing site in a tropical climate that experiences humid weather and heavy rainfall. To mitigate the harsh sunlight, the architects added a double-skin facade to the front elevation comprising the screen of patterned concrete blocks backed by a glass curtain wall. The homeowners molded and cast over 1,300 square concrete blocks that help shield the home from solar gain and are perforated with triangular cutouts to allow ventilation...