π House
Hiroyuki Oki
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Sanitary wareTOTO
Colorized texture paint facadeBetonlab
Lacquer furnitureHanoia
Zinc roofKorea Panel
Kitchen appliancesMiele & Cie. KG
LightingSAT lighting

Product Spec Sheet
Sanitary ware
by TOTO
Colorized texture paint facade
Lacquer furniture
by Hanoia
Zinc roof
Kitchen appliances
Lighting

Pi House (π House)

D&P Associates as Architects

D&PP named this interesting housing project π House because the whole house looks like from a distance Pi Archimedes constant in geometry. And the biggest inspiration to make the house is Pise Wall.

The design concept was inspired by the owner of the house - a French gentleman who has lived and worked in Vietnam for nearly 30 years. He has a deep love and a great passion for Vietnamese traditional art and culture. π house is a beautiful combination of modern Western architecture and the traditional beauty of Vietnam as desired by the owner.

photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki

The House is inspired by Trinh Tuong House (Pise Wall), a unique architectural identity of ethnic groups: Mong, Ha Nhi, Tay, Dao Tien,...living in northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam (HaGiang, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Lang Son, Cao Bang,..). The Pise wall is constructed completely by hand by compressing earth to be an even, flat cubic shape, nonsteel frame but very safe and steady. This ancient construction technique has created the walls with an appealing look in the typical earth-red color. Every inch of the wall was covered by colorized plaster by hand with much effort to render the color of the Pise wall. 

photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki
photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki

Rustic brick - a similarity between traditional Vietnamese and French architecture is used to bring a sense of coziness and harmony to art decorations. By creating a new arrangement of rustic bricks, we have brought a modern, elegant, and deluxe beauty to the interior of the house.

The House is on the Red River's side, which has many historical and cultural values. The river has witnessed and contributed to the thousands of years history of formation and development of the capital: Thang Long - Dong Do - Hanoi. Taking advantage of the prime location overlooking the Red River and Long Bien Bridge, the house is designed with many large transparent glass windows in French modern architecture, which filled the house with natural light in the daytime and airy in the nighttime. Homeowners can enjoy a view overlooking the Red River without being obstructed when surrounded by a great natural landscape.

photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki
photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki

The ground floor was designed to be a relaxing space for the homeowner with a pool in the front. The 1st floor is an area for joint family activities and receiving guests. The 2nd floor is the private space for each family member. Dispersed throughout the rooms on the 1st floor are the artistic ornaments. The interiors with colorful accents make the space look lively and appealing. The void area from the 1st to the 2nd floor and the great view of the waterfront give the feeling of spaciousness and generosity.

photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki
photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki

Team:
Architect: D&P Associates
Lead Architects: Romain Duval, Tuan Pham
Photo Credits: Hiroyuki Oki
Contractor, Project Manager: HTC Luxury

Office’s Team Design Credits:
Principal Architect: Binh Anh Vu
Architect: Manh Nguyen
3D Visualization: Sinh Duong, Son Vu, Trung Pham
Architect: Thoa Nguyen, Trung Pham

photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki
photo_credit Hiroyuki Oki
Hiroyuki Oki

Material Used:
1. Rustic brick inner wall: Customize
2. Zinc roof: Korea Panel
3. Colorized texture paint facade: BetonLab
4. Rustic construction steel: Local
5. Outdoor wood flooring: Local
6. Sanitary ware: Toto
7. Lighting: SAT lighting
8. Window: Xingfa aluminium
9. Lacquer furniture: Hanoia
10. Kitchen appliances: Miele
11. Construction System: Concrete, Brick, Metal
12. Finishes: Concrete, Steel, Aluminium

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