I have said before that Vietnamese architects are far ahead of architects in the remainder of the world in evolving modern architecture for houses. They have been at it for decades. While there are thousands of excellent modernist houses in Saigon, there are very few in San Francisco, for example. But architects there are breaking out and the photo below illustrates a typical new house. This house is on a standard 25-foot wide lot, while the standard Vietnamese lot is usually 13 to 20 feet wide. Notice the very interesting gate.