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ALPES Office – Da Nang

Location: Tran Quang Khai, Son Tra, Da Nang

GFA: 350m2

Floors: 4

Office: ALPES Green Design & Build

Finish: 12/2016

YKK AP Japan _ The art of aluminium window

Achievement: 

- Published in the leading American archival network Archdaily: http://www.archdaily.com

- Net Xanh Trong Kien Truc – VTV3 : http://www.youtube.com/VanPhongNetQue

Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

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Text description provided by the architects. Children from centuries in the past until now were born and raised in the countryside without many amenities and little money. These are now successful city dwellers. They are now modern but have not forgotten the images and feeling of cement rooves, the low brick walls, and the bamboo that permeates the village.

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This scene has nurtured so many of today’s generation of successful people.  As the country develops and they flock to urban settings surrounded by glass, air conditioning and monotonous designs.  They become bored with the surroundings that lack emotions and feel a robotic sense of detachment.   The Office has feeling and is environmentally sustainable, as were the villages of the past.

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Originally the large lot contained some old houses, white pampas grass, native bamboo shrubs, and plants that survived on the ambient conditions with little input from people.  Our design concept was to evoke the old feeling of the village in our state of the art modern office as being part of nature.  Today’s appearance is soothing, natural, and contains many of the surrounding native plants in the structure.

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Banana trees and bamboo gold trees has been designing and native plants were transplanted to the first floor of the office and the second floor is located southwest combination with concrete bar designed to prevent hot sunny afternoon in the workspace, in the air that entire planting reeds moved up on the roof to reduce heat inside the office space. To exploit the sea breezes, natural ventilation for office has designed calculation ensure the office is always cool, so that the cost for the use of monthly energy is reduced quite large due to the layout conditioning.

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The rooftop is densely planted with the grasses and other plants to cool the lower floors.  This floor houses the executive office, meeting room, and large open sided lunch room with a complete kitchen. Vining flowering plants surround the open areas to create shade and beauty.  It is a professional place with natural ventilation, pleasing plantings, and comfortable environment for clients and workers.

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In order to recreate the ambience of a countryside home we used bricks that were not burnt by the kiln. The floor is made of decorative concrete tiles with a ground light grey finish. The cement roofs appear as scaffolding as was the method of construction in the countryside.  This gives depth because of its 3 dimensional structure.  A modern building with an ageless feeling.

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To evoke images roof of the poor house in the village, the entire ceiling of the floor using metal roof Fibro cement to copha shaping, ripples iconic roof brings a touch sounded familiar.

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Working in this modern office evokes feelings reminiscent of childhood and a time when life was simpler.  The air flow is fresh from the sea leading to comfortable temperature without being cold.  Today’s younger generation may have had little or no time in the countryside.  This office has brought the spirit and the heart of the rural areas to the workplace.

 

 

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