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Types of residential houses in Hanoi of the colonial period






Vietnam was a French colony from the 1870-s to the 1950-s. This period was a time of radical changes in the economy and culture of the country.Architecture was not an exception in the process of synthesizing of the national and European traditions and forms. The most notable changes took place in the most numerous typological group of residential buildings,namely, in Hanoi, the main city of Indochina. Besides the French detached houses, there appeared new types of row houses which inherited the valuable qualities of traditional residential buildings of the “Chong diem” type. The purpose of the article is to classify and characterize the types of residential buildings in Hanoi of the colonial period and to identify the objective conditions of their emergence.


Tran Giang Nam Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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