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Built-In Planters Add Privacy And Greenery To This Home’s Exterior

SPNG Architects has designed a home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for clients who love nature, trees, and animals.

To incorporate the natural elements into the design of the house, planters have been added to the exterior.

Directly facing the west sunlight, the facade has an installation of a potted plant system that covers different sections of the home.

Each rectangular planter is connected to supports that line the planters up and create a checkerboard pattern.

The underneath of each planter has holes that allow for the water to drain onto the planter below it.

Apart from adding plants to the street, the planters also offer privacy for the interior spaces, while still allowing the light to travel through.

Let’s take a look at some of the other areas of the house…

The ground floor has a large sliding glass door that opens to a work area with a large wood table.

Steel stairs with a black finish connect the various levels of the home.

The first floor is dedicated to the bedroom, that has views of the planters.

The stairs continue up into the home and passes by a shelf filled with painted plants.

The second floor is home to the dining room, living room, and kitchen, all of which enjoy a balcony, where even more plants can be found.

At the top of stairs there’s an art studio with simple white walls and space for creating.

Looking back towards the stairs, and there’s a wall accented by small square glass block windows.

Built-In Planters Add Privacy And Greenery To This Home’s Exterior


  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • SPNG Architects