29 Jan '16, 3pm

EcoFriendlyBuilder Old Museum Becomes a New Home

EcoFriendlyBuilder Old Museum Becomes a New Home

Progress and modernization does not need to be all about getting rid of the old, and the same holds true when it comes to sustainable design and renovations. While not always the case, it does sometimes make more sense to renovate a building rather than tear it down and build something else in its place. This was exactly what the Vietnamese firm a21 Studio concluded when coming up with the best way to renovate an old, abandoned museum in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The museum is an old-style, narrow townhouse and they have turned it into a unique multigenerational home with its own central courtyard and even a net bridge for the children to play on. The building used to be the so-called Van Duong Palace antiques museum, which had been abandoned for a while. The owners of the building wanted to turn it into a modern home and yet retain it’s historic look and feel. T...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2016/01/old-museum-becomes-a-n...

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