Casamia Community House / VTN Architects
Text description supplied by the architects. Casamia Community home is situated in Cam Thanh, Hoi An metropolis. Inspired by the picture of nipa palms from Cam Thanh, the constructing is erected from bamboo- a cloth acquainted to Vietnamese tradition. It is situated on the finish of a river and will get lots of wind. Although the constructing is roofed by lots of greenery, pure daylight can nonetheless get in.
Using bamboo as the principle materials for this constructing brings many benefits. Bamboo buildings have many layers of woven bamboo parts, making them environment friendly for acoustic absorption. This low-cost building permits social interplay contained in the constructing. Moreover, the thatch roof additionally contributes to absorbing acoustics.
The hybrid bamboo construction consists of twenty-two arch frames of columns and trusses mixed with bracing. This construction is sort of 9m excessive and positioned on a concrete plinth.
The typical vault construction illustrates the picture of nipa palms. At the identical time, it’s appropriate for an extended span. This construction additionally permits resisting horizontal forces, which helps preventing occurring storms in Central Vietnam. Moreover, the thatch roof mixed with a layer of wire netting helps to guard the inside from exterior pure forces. This constructing is an instance of how one can use pure supplies to create sturdy buildings, lasting lots of of years. This is one thing VTN Architects desires to realize when designing.