Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects and Dang + Partners have slotted collectively two,000 modular wooden components to build a porous white pavilion for tea farmers in rural Vietnam.

The pavilion is nestled amongst the Thanh An Tea Hills, a fertile area of northern central Vietnam exactly where clusters of smaller islands in the Dap Cau Cau lake are cultivated for the production of green tea.

Module+ pavilion by NKPA

Known as Module+, the freestanding sustainable structure was developed by Hanoi-primarily based Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects (NKPA) in collaboration with fellow Vietnamese architecture studio Dang + Partners.

The architecture studio chose to construct the pavilion on a grassy strip of land situated involving the lake and a gently sloping plantation hill to take benefit of the view across the water and close proximity to the farm.

It is intended to function as each a gathering location for regional farmers and a cease-more than for guests to encounter “the peace of the land”.

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Module+ pavilion by NKPA

Module+ owes its name to the two,000, cross-shaped elements from which it is constructed. At the tip of each and every arm of the modules are slots that allow the elements to match collectively at proper-angles.

The even distribution of forces all through the structure removes the require for fixtures and adhesives, enabling the pavilion to be held collectively solely by friction.

Each and every wall is 5 elements thick, resulting in a scaffolding-like structure by means of which guests can observe the surrounding agricultural landscape.

Module+ pavilion by NKPA

The pavilion is intended to visually disrupt the “scenic painting” of the tea plantation with out possessing a damaging influence on the area’s ecosystem.

The existing freestanding structure has a rectangular footprint of six square metres but due to the adaptable nature of its constituent components, addition crosses can be added to enlarge the structure.

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“It can be expanded for distinct purposes in any place,” NKPA told Dezeen.

Module+ pavilion by NKPA

The modular elements also imply it can effortlessly be dismantled and moved to a further web site in the future.

“It created sense for moving, replacing, supplementing, or creating Module+ disappearing totally in the future,” mentioned NKPA.

Module+ pavilion by NKPA

All of the pavilion’s components had been manufactured close to the installation web site prior to getting transported to the island by boat and assembled by regional labourers.

“The creating is effortless to transport anyplace thanks to the smaller size of its fundamental elements,” mentioned NKPA.

“Due to the fact there are no technical solutions to its building, it is effortless for members of the neighborhood to erect,” claims NKPA, who sustain that involvement in the building method not only empowers the pavilion’s customers but also “enhances the connection involving folks in the neighborhood”.

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Module+ pavilion by NKPA

The concept that Module+ “functions as a hyperlink involving folks, architecture and nature” echoes other projects completed by NKPA such as A Residence in Trees, which gives its residents respite from noise and smog by way of two bamboo-filled voids at the centre of the house.

Photography is by Trieu Chien.


Project credits:

Architects: Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects, Dang + Partners
Architect in charge: Nguyen Khac Phuoc, Dang Ngoc Tu
Group: Dinh Dung, Dang Ngoc Quynh, Dat Nguyen, Pham Anh Dung, Son Tran

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