In 1930, Le Corbusier was tasked with designing a dormitory that would accommodate Swiss students at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris. Initially, the architect and Pierre Jeanneret, his partner at the time, refused to take up the project due to tensions with Switzerland after they handled the architect’s proposal for a League of Nations competition. Ultimately, however, they agreed to work on a very limited budget, which turned the building into a summation of Le Corbusier’s modern principles, forcing him to focus on occupancy before anything else.
This is a private residence project for a family in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. The client is a man who lives abroad and has asked to build a house for his mother, Mrs. Nga, and his family who currently live in Vietnam.This area has the very high building density in the city, with several 1 to 3 storey buildings built close to each other.
This late 40’s dink couple have a wide and warm site with cozy atmosphere and mountain. They’re dreaming a rural life far from the busy city life to enjoy the serenity even in a small space house. Their wishes are so simple. Having an outdoor vegetable garden while the husband made elaborate drip coffee and drink it under the eaves.