This small house (KN House) can be found in Hanoi, Vietnam, and is home to a guitarist and his family. With a budget of only $15,000 for construction works, architecture firm, Adrei-studio Architecture (ASA), had their work cut out for them.
The client asked ASA to create a space that would reflect the native housing of Hanoi, as well as promoting his own artistic endeavours. Architectural details such as the entry, doorway and staircase, are elements in-keeping with Hanoi’s traditional building style.
The end result is, according to the architects, “an introversive, multi-layered, close-to-nature space. The space is opened and yet closed, and vice versa.”
The home is small, simple, and flexible. The entryway creates an enclosed private courtyard that has a footprint not much smaller than the house itself. The interior design takes advantage any available space, allowing them to incorporate a relaxation nook, and a study. There are also surprising aspects to this house, like the child’s bedroom which is found at the top of a small staircase.
Perhaps we should revise our western ideologies regarding space and its use. Maybe then we’ll be able to create spaces as small, functional and as homely as this one.
Want to see more ‘homely’ small houses? Then check out this amazing small house built on a cliff-top in Chile, or this 100-year-old barn conversion to a small, beautiful home.
What do you think of the unusual features and design of this home?