Stepping Park house in Ho Chi Minh City is a landmark project for Vo Trong Nghia Architects, a Vietnamese firm with a reputation for green buildings. The site is adjacent to a park and therefore lends itself particularly well to a design that extends the green space into the home itself.
A diagonal “void” cuts through the three floors of the house serving as a living room on the ground floor and a family room on the top floor. Additional overhead louvres provide shade for the top-floor space. The void is surrounded by a façade on which ivy is encouraged to grow and trees, planted in the openings in the façade allow natural light in while providing shade, cooling air, and beautifying the view.