The “House for trees” architecture project, an initiative of Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia company, has won the AR House Awards, an annual prize given by the UK’s Architectural Review for the world’s best one-off house.

As Vietnamese city dwellers struggle to squeeze potted plants into their homes, architect Vo Trong Nghia decided to build a house that functions as a series of pots for trees.

The house includes five separate prismatic blocks, each of which contains a tree planted on its roof. The design beat hundreds of other buildings for the award.

Its design offers an inspiring solution to the city's growing pollution and shortage of green space.

It was completed this year, on 350 square meters in Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Binh District and was the first of its kind in Vietnam built with a bamboo framework.-VNA