A “Double Skin System” Provides an Alternative Office Design for Tropical Urban Environments

In response to the tropical climate of Vietnam, this proposed office building uses a “tropical double skin” to moderate heat gain while improving acoustic resistance from the noisy streets of Ho Chi Minh City. This design comes from INRE Studio led by Kosuke Nishijima, Nishijima being a former member of Vo Trong Nghia Architects. The facade consists of modules, each approximately 400 cubic meters, made up of six steel rings. The system of modules on the facade support planters filled with various plants and trees, casting kinetic shadows on the interior of the building. The use of the “tropical double skin” proposesĀ an “alternative office design for tropical urban environments.”

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