The Cuckoo House perches on top of a coffee shop in Vietnam like a bird on a branch. Designed by Tropical Space, the same studio behind this stylish chicken coup and artful brick home, the residence has three volumes that cantilever over the ground floor.
Though the living quarters are entirely separate, they blend right into the base thanks to a warm facade built from locally-made bricks—a Tropical Space speciality.
The arrangement splits the home into different quarters—the concrete-floored communal space is at the lowest level, while the children’s rooms are at the top of the house. The master bedroom gets its own block, too, for added privacy.
The house is filled with materials like wood, brick, and concrete, which give it a sturdy warmth. But the home’s best feature is the light that filters through the arched windows and brick cut-outs that cast patterned light and shadows throughout.