A new initiative in Vietnam is making headlines. TAA Design, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh has finished what they are calling the ‘Red Roof House’; an aim at combating rapid urbanization with self-sustaining gardens atop its rooftop.

The vegetable garden doubles as a place for locals of the rural village to link up and socialize. The house was built for a middle-aged married couple who have been living in the province of Quang Ngai their entire life. The goal was to make the small area as dynamic as possible — including a bicycle repair shop, a living room, a kitchen, a wood oven, master bedroom, toilets, a chicken house, and a paddy drying space all on one level of the building.