Tree House by the Lake: Harmonious design blending sustainability and serenity

In a seamless marriage of sustainable design and natural tranquility, Tree House by the Lake stands as a remarkable testament to architecture’s capacity to coexist with nature.

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Da Bang Lake in Vietnam’s Chau Duc District, this home redefines the concept of eco-friendly living through its innovative use of recycled materials and thoughtful design approach.


Crafted by the ingenious minds at local studio H2, Tree House by the Lake is more than just a dwelling; it’s a heartfelt ode to the environment. This residence, commissioned by an elderly couple, sets out to bridge the generational gap by immersing its inhabitants and their grandchildren in the serene embrace of nature.

One of the most striking features of this abode is its ingenious use of materials. Recycled metal sheeting, repurposed wood, and reclaimed glass converge to create an aesthetic that’s not only visually captivating but also ethically responsible. By utilizing locally-sourced scrap materials, the architects have minimized the home’s ecological footprint while accentuating its connection to the natural surroundings.

As well as using scrap corrugated iron, the structural frame of the house is made from old zinc collected near the construction site. Many wood and glass elements were also repurposed from scrap.

“When their life is over, they will be dismantled to return to the ‘scrap’ loop and reused for another purpose, and will return the inherent peace of the land as if the building did not exist,” H2 explained.

Enveloped by a verdant forest, Tree House by the Lake seamlessly integrates into its environment. Its design harmonizes with the landscape, offering unobstructed views of the lake and the lush surroundings. The choice of materials, such as weathered wood and rustic metal, further enhances the house’s organic appeal, making it an integral part of the ecosystem it calls home.

Beyond its sustainable ethos, the interior design of the Tree House by the Lake epitomizes comfort and elegance. The architects have skillfully blended modern functionality with rustic charm, creating a space that exudes warmth and character. Large windows flood the interiors with natural light, forging a connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces and enhancing the occupants’ sensory experience.

Ultimately, Tree House by the Lake stands as a masterpiece that encapsulates the essence of conscious living. It’s a testament to the power of design to not only minimize our impact on the environment but also elevate our everyday lives. With its blend of recycled materials, thoughtful layout, and proximity to nature, this Vietnamese retreat sets a precedent for harmonious coexistence between architecture and the world it inhabits.

Images by Dũng Huỳnh via Dezeen

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