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Hoang Hung


At the present time, urbanization is happening on the almost global scale. The demand for housing has increased rapidly due to the growth of population in urban, and in response to the huge demand, the construction of condominium is essential. However, the similarity in form and layout of space of almost condominium has made urban area lose their own identity, which is an important element in modern urban planning. Therefore, the objective of the project is to design a vernacular apartment. The selected location is a land lot of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. This place has a culture as well as vernacular architecture that lasts for a long time, about 1000 years. However, like other developing cities around the world, Hanoi is currently experiencing urban identity problems. Condominiums are like

"built-up coffins," and the daily life follows a regular cycle of concrete boxe: "home-> office-> home".

This will cause serious social problems in the future. Vernacular architecture is built by a very important factor that is the people in that area. The local people will be the best ones who understand the culture and climate in the place where they live, and from that will most accurately understand the architecture that suits them. Therefore, the main idea of the project is to set up a "background", on which the people will create their own living space. These living spaces can be changed depending on the needs, preferences of the people, so that architecture will always change, architecture will "live" along with the local resident, not the static architecture as


Typical culture of the people in Hanoi as well as the northern delta of Vietnam is the culture of the

village, the culture of the community. Vernacular architecture is also fully conformed to that culture.

Even, the house, sometimes live in is not the main function, it is a place for gatherings and community

activities. And even in modern times, that culture is continuing. In a condominium, people often gather,

communicate with each other in corridors, although it is very small a


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