Metallic Mucharaby in Vietnam [595]

The possibility of using metal sheets with any type and size of drillings is opening new possibilities for solar protections. This Vietnamese house uses these possibilities as a formal resource, reproducing the warmth of traditional Arabian Mucharaby.

The better recourse of operability would have been desirable as a way to change the interior-exterior relations. We have also explained on other occasions the limitations of simply perforated plates, without visors, regarding the combination of the protective efficacy and the outward visibility.

Finally, it had also been more interesting if the different densities of drilling had obeyed the rules which traditionally followed the Arab lattice, greater opacity in the upper parts to avoid glare, and more transparency in the middle portions to enable viewing.

General view of the building: 
3x10 House Ho Chi Minh
Intermediate Spaces: 

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