2009 SAIGON, VIETNAM SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE
Schematic Design model developed over a one week visit with owner in Saigon. The site was limited and tight, especially given adjacent speculative property development. At the time, of design, it was likely that at least one side-yard would eventually be shared with a tall building. The proposed design of two stacked rings articulated by an exterior wall responds to the site conditions, known and unknown, and becomes a feature for shade, security, privacy and structure. The program and composition were carefully developed with a Feng Shui master, a close friend of the owner. The proposed form and material are easily translated to local masonry construction methods.