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Bringing plantation into the urban sprawl is no easy feat. For the Vietnamese “House for Trees” project, this is more of a necessity than a dream, with only 0.25 percent of Ho Chin Minh City covered by greenery.

Take the “Stacked Planters House,” a privately owned property in the city. The brainchild of Vo Trong Nghia architects, this is one in a series of efforts to reintroduce green space and reconnect with nature.

With a series of stacked concrete slabs pierced with rectangular openings that allow trees to grow and poke through the floors up to the ceiling, this approach to architecture bridges the divide between man and nature. And while the term “House for Trees” may seem like an anomaly, it’s actually a growing reality thanks to the ingenious minds of architecture firms such as Vo Trong Nghia architects.

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  • Imagery: dezeen
  • Source: dezeen
Words by Molly Hannon
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