Responsibility #6: Vegetable Nursery House

  • Designer: 1+1>2 International Architecture JSC
  • Work: Vegetable Nursery House
  • Infrastructural System: Food & Animals
  • Type + Intervention: New Construction of a Greenhouse
  • Location: Soc Son District (Hanoi), Vietnam
  • Year: 2013 (Built)
  • Reference 1: kientruc112
  • Reference 2: archdaily.com

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Vegetable nursery house is a cooperation result between 1+1>2 International Architecture Company and the Centre of Action for the City Development. This construction is included in the cooperation project between Governments of Vietnam and Ireland to support citizens and implement green living habits.

Apart from being the nursery house for vegetable right at the farm, the house is also a place for farmers to rest, a place for children to visit and learn.  With the area of 6m2 and 3,6m high; unique, curious and friendly shape, this project is an interesting impression in the boundless paddy field.

The house is made of bamboo and about 2000 plastic recycled bottles contributed by students and the community. The plastic bottles wall helps adjusting day-lighting, temperature for vegetables. Water inlet tray on the roof helps irrigating. It is easy to move the nursery house to serve the cultivation demand because of the light weight. Vegetable nursery house is an image of combination between rural habitants and urban citizens; the cooperation between Vietnam and Ireland towards sustainable living habits. This is an example of researching, applying recycled materials in construction which could be disseminated to other models.

The house was exhibited at the Museum of Women from 21st Nov 2013 to 24th Dec 2013, and now been transported to Soc Son organic vegetable farm for production.

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