Things to know about townhouses


Townhouses in Vietnam are usually tube houses with many floors but poor ventilation and little light.

Townhouse is a type of housing in urban areas, where the population is densely populated, the construction density is high, and the transport infrastructure is developed. Townhouses can be located outside the main street, or in the alley. In Vietnam, townhouses are often in the form of tube houses, with the width many times smaller than the depth, built close together.

Townhouses in Vietnam are usually in the form of tube houses, located close together. Photo: Zhao Chien/APDI Architecture

Townhouses can be divided into townhouses, townhouses, and townhouses.

Semi-detached townhouses are townhouses with the same design and located adjacent in an area. Adjacent townhouses often have commercial centers, shopping areas, and amusement parks like a miniature city.

Commercial townhouses are a new type of housing appearing on the real estate market, combining houses with business shops. Commercial townhouses are usually built with two floors or more, near main roads or located in densely populated residential areas with many shops.

The garden townhouse is arranged with a garden inside the house, giving homeowners a feeling of closeness to nature. The garden is usually located on the rooftop or ground floor. Recently, along with the trend of green living, many homeowners are willing to set aside land to plant trees, place aquariums instead of building all the area.

The townhouse has a convenient location, so homeowners can take advantage of it to both live and do business.  Photo: VUUV . Architectural Office

The townhouse has a convenient location, so homeowners can take advantage of it to both live and do business. Photo: VUUV . Architectural Office

Advantages The first of the townhouse is the convenient location. Located in an urban area, townhouses easily connect traffic to social infrastructure facilities such as healthcare, culture, education, sports and enjoy technical infrastructure facilities such as electricity, lighting, water supply and drainage, garbage collection.

From a convenient location, homeowners can combine many uses of the townhouse, such as living and doing business or opening an office or rental.

Defect The biggest problem of the townhouse is the lack of light and poor ventilation. Due to the narrow horizontal, deep behind and close to each other, the arrangement of ventilation and light is often difficult.

Next, the area of ​​​​tube houses is usually not too large, so homeowners have to build many floors, thereby causing inconvenience in the process of living and cleaning, especially for homes with children and the elderly.

Insecurity is also a matter of concern for homeowners. Townhouses often have few open sides, sometimes only one open side in front. Due to security concerns, many homeowners choose to seal the gaps, balconies and windows are arranged very small or iron cages. For business households on the road, the facade is often covered by oversized billboards, hindering the escape or rescue when necessary.

One of the ways to solve the disadvantages of townhouses is to create gaps such as skylights.  Photo: Hoang Le/ae studiooo

One of the ways to solve the disadvantages of townhouses is to create gaps such as skylights. Photo: Hoang Le/ae studiooo

To take advantage and solve the disadvantages of townhouses, homeowners should leave space for a garden or a skylight, avoid letting the house be too tight, comply with regulations on billboards, and arrange additional exits along the way. rescue equipment.

Minh Trang

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