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Hien Nguyen

Hien Nguyen

San Diego, CA, US

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Arch 301 Design Studio
Professor Luisa Schultz
NewSchool of Architecture + Design

Duration: 5 weeks
Setting: Final/Individual assignment

Eco houses have become increasingly popular for their long term benefits, especially now that global warming is more apparent. Most eco houses, however, are very functional: boxes integrated with sustainable technologies to keep them off-grid.

What if eco houses can go beyond functional? What if they can go more natural?

Instead of forcing advanced technologies onto a house, why not let it be heated, cooled, and lit by forces of nature or even become one with nature?

My project aims to integrate the new residence with both technology and the landscape, thereby bringing occupants closer to nature.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: San Diego, CA, US
My Role: Project designer

 
View from First Avenue
View from First Avenue
View of the public areas from kitchen
View of the public areas from kitchen
View of the Master Bedroom
View of the Master Bedroom