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B. Arch Le Duy Hung

University of Architecture HCMC

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Mr. Le Duy Hung is a building architect. He graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture and has 2 years of experience designing and developing architecture, particularly housing projects, apartment buildings, public buildings, and industrial parks. He also has enthusiasm for researching public spaces, urban design, and sustainable design. With a background as a building architect, his recent research focuses on the relationship between nature, people, and living space, aiming to improve users’ quality of life in a sustainable relationship in all aspects. That contributes to expanding the scope of research on many levels to consolidate theory and apply it into practice.

Presentation highlights

  • Why do people need solitude in their life?
  • What is the definition and basic structure of solitude spaces?
  • How to create solitude spaces?

Paper Abstract

Solitude Space In Urban

Urbanization in Vietnam is inevitable, but rapid urbanization with dense traffic and construction is the main factor that leads to the disappearance of silence, which has the ability to repair and enrich the mind. Nicola Tesla said, ” Be alone; that is when ideas are born.”. Indeed, solitude is a choice and also a demand for space, where people could use their contemplation to explore themselves, which leads to enlightenment. Especially in the epoch when artificial intelligence is extremely popular, personal thought is very important, not only to develop but also to control unexpected things. In the field of architecture, architects have the ability to provide suitable spatial solutions for solitude space, which is the proposal for urban to create an environment for personal experience and reflection, which can be applied from micro to macro and change the face of urban in future.

Individuality and community are considered two basic spatial properties, always existing and arranged according to certain principles, thereby shaping urban spaces. Therefore, the creation of solitude spaces does not exclude public space or focus only on personal space; it is a problem of harmony based on the nature of users in the urban area. From this, it can be seen that the basic principle for the formation of solitude spaces is the creation of simultaneous spaces in which individuality and community are both separated and connected
at the same time. The main method of the above principle is to separate all the components of the two types of space (individuality and community), then combine them so that the simultaneity is strongest:
There are four keys to the strong simultaneity:
Key 1: The inversion of feeling between inside and outside.
Key 2: The addition of buffer zones.
Key 3: The physical proportion factor.
Key 4: The Natural Conformity.

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