Accordingly, the architects refurbished an old two-storey house occupied by a three-member family in the coastal city of Danang.
They enclosed the space with a perforated grille of brickwork. The orange-red bricks reference the baked-brick towers built on sacred sites in the region during the Champa Kingdom between the 4th and 15th centuries, while the plan – with a living space protected in its centre – was inspired by the earthen chambers of termite nests.
The magazine said that this arrangement is designed to deal with the fluctuating climate of the area, which varies between two extremes – a dry hot season and a rainy season with several tropical storms each year.
“Artificial light shines through the brickwork of the front and rear facades at night time, while during the day natural light shines through to cast patterned shadows across the interior walls”, said the DEZEEN.
According to the magazine, wooden furniture – including a four-poster bed, shelving and seating – are made from left over timber from the roof of the original house, thus greatly help save around US$27,000 (£17, 710).
Let’s take a look at some photos of the amazing “Termitary House”: