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VTN Architects Design Stacked Glass Block Headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City

16:00 - 1 June, 2017
VTN Architects Design Stacked Glass Block Headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Exterior Night View. Image Courtesy of VTN Architects
Exterior Night View. Image Courtesy of VTN Architects

VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) has revealed plans for the Nanoco Head Office, a stacked glass box structure that will house the headquarters and flagship showroom for electrical corporation Fortune Electric. Known for their implementation of greenery into their elevations and roofscapes, VTN’s scheme introduces a new element into their typical palette, a glass block facade that will allow the building to turn into a neighborhood beacon in the evenings.

Exterior Day View. Image Courtesy of VTN Architects Entrance View. Image Courtesy of VTN Architects Interior Showroom. Image Courtesy of VTN Architects Interior Office. Image Courtesy of VTN Architects + 10

Castaway Island Resort / VTN Architects

15:10 - 10 March, 2017
Castaway Island Resort / VTN Architects, Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)

Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects), has revealed plans for a remote resort located on a private beach on a tiny island in the Ca Ba Archipelago of Vietnam. The exclusive resort will consist of a series of structures constructed of the firm’s trademark material, bamboo, and will accommodate up to 160 guests. The resort will be located 2 hours from the nearest airport and accessible only by boat, ensuring visitors will be treated to an exclusive experience within the island’s tropical environment.

Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) + 13

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Design Signature Spa in Vietnam

09:50 - 8 August, 2016
Vo Trong Nghia Architects Design Signature Spa in Vietnam, View from the path. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
View from the path. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has released plans for The Signature Spa on Phu Quoc, one of the major islands of Vietnam. Nestled into surroundings of vast forests and pristine beaches, the spa will serve as an addition to its neighboring 5-star hotel. The project has been tucked into the corner of the site to provide a serene atmosphere aimed at establishing “a compact and autonomous place of solace, wherein one can immerse themselves within the lush mangrove reservoir whilst nestled inside the bamboo [structure].”

Treatment rooms. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects View from the main entrance. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Interior - main building. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Bird's eye view. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects + 9

A+U 550: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

15:00 - 16 July, 2016
A+U 550: Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

From the Publisher: July 2016's issue of a+u is dedicated to the works of Vietnamese architect, Vo Trong Nghia Architects. The issue features 18 works.

Above all, VTN's work is concerned with how they can contribute as architects to cities and society in Vietnam and proposes three solutions for the rapidly-growing cities in the country, such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi: bamboo architecture, green architecture, and low-cost houses. Their work is informed by a renewed evaluation of traditional Vietnamese lifestyles, but it is not nostalgic.

Vo Trong Nghia Proposes Green City Hall for Bac Ninh City

16:00 - 26 April, 2016
Vo Trong Nghia Proposes Green City Hall for Bac Ninh City, Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTNA) has unveiled a proposal for a Green City Hall in Vietnam’s Bac Ninh City. Designed as a vertical park, the 36,000 square meter proposal is meant to serve as a new symbol for a traditionally agricultural, but rapidly industrializing area of Northern Vietnam. The VTNA proposal is part of a larger plan to develop a new urban area on the edge of the old city, and is designed to be a catalyst for future green developments in the area.

Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects + 8

AD Interviews: Vo Trong Nghia / Chicago Architecture Biennial

08:00 - 19 January, 2016

Visitors to the Chicago Architecture Biennial were greeted with the appearance of a small, 30 square meter home built of thatch and steel – the S House 3. The latest prototype in experiments with affordable, sustainable housing by Vo Trong Nghia, the exhibit allowed visitors to experience the home firsthand. Designed to be built for as little as $1,000 and last over 30 years, the exhibit challenged notions of sustainability and cost, proposing an optimistic look at the future of affordable housing.

The Architectural Review Announces Winners of the 2015 AR Emerging Architecture Awards

06:00 - 11 January, 2016
The Architectural Review Announces Winners of the 2015 AR Emerging Architecture Awards, 10 Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio. Image © Wison Tungthunya
10 Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio. Image © Wison Tungthunya

The Architectural Review have selected the winners of the 2015 AR Emerging Architecture Awards, billed as “the world's most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success.” Previous award winners include Sou Fujimoto, Thomas Heatherwick, Sean Godsell, Jurgen Mayer H. and Li Xiaodong.

The award is given to completed projects, with entries consisting of buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, temporary installations, furniture and product design. For its 17th year, the jury was comprised of architects Odile Decq, David Adjaye and Sir Peter Cook, and together they searched for what they referred to as the most “resistant” design.

Read on to see this year’s Emerging Architecture Award winners and a video with the jury on the selection process.

Khao Mo / Sanitas Studio. Image © Wison Tungthunya & Apidon Chaloeypoj Bird’s Nest Atami / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects. Image © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Sayama Forest Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects. Image © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners RE:BUILD / Pilosio Building Peace. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review + 22

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Unveil Fugitive Structures Pavilion for Australia

08:00 - 21 December, 2015
Vo Trong Nghia Architects Unveil Fugitive Structures Pavilion for Australia, Courtesy of  The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)
Courtesy of The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)

The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) has announced the fourth iteration of its annual pavilion series Fugitive Structures. Designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the pavilion centers around “the innovative use of bamboo, and [the architect’s] passion and self-imposed duty to green the world’s urban landscapes with plants and vegetation.”

Diamond Island Community Center / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

20:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Principal Architect

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Project Team

    Le Thi Anh Huyen
  • Contractor

    Wind and Water House JSC
  • Area

    1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 20

5 Projects at the Chicago Biennial that Demonstrate the State of the Art of Sustainability

09:30 - 13 November, 2015
5 Projects at the Chicago Biennial that Demonstrate the State of the Art of Sustainability

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the theme selected by directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda was deliberately wide in scope, with the expectation that more than one hundred exhibitors would each bring their own perspective on what is “The State of the Art of Architecture.” But where does that leave one of architecture's most widely adopted missions of the 21st century: sustainability? In this article, originally published on her blog Architectstasy as “Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of the Art of Sustainability,” Jessica A S Letaw delves into five projects that take on sustainability in the context of Chicago's biennial.

At North America's inaugural Architecture Biennial in Chicago, “The State of the Art of Architecture,” architectural firms and practices from all six inhabited continents have been invited to display their work. Spanning all sizes and kinds of projects, the Biennial is showcasing solutions to design problems from spiderwebs to social housing.

US buildings use around 40% of all the country’s energy consumption. It is a disconcerting truth that even if every new building starting construction tomorrow were to be net-zero energy and net-zero water, we’d still be on a crash course, draining more naturally-available resources than our one planet can permanently sustain. In this environment, architectural designers have a special responsibility to educate themselves about innovative sustainable design techniques, from those that have worked for thousands of years to those that, as the Biennial’s title hopefully suggests, are state of the art.

So what does the Biennial have to say about sustainability? Five projects on display demonstrate different approaches at five different scales: materials, buildings, resources, cities, and the globe.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City

06:00 - 2 October, 2015
Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City, Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Known for their work in adding greenery to the cities of Vietnam, Vo Trong Nghia Architects have unveiled their latest set of condominiums for Ho Chi Minh City – three towers covered in bamboo. Located 3.5km from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, their project “Diamond Lotus” has enough units for 720 families, with a total floor space of 67,240 square meters across its three buildings. Read more about this project after the break.

Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain"

06:00 - 1 September, 2015
Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain", Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has begun work on FPT University Ho Chi Minh City, a building set to begin a renewal of the natural landscape previously destroyed by mass development. In the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, only 0.25% of the city is covered in greenery, contributing to environmental stress on its infrastructure - frequent energy shortages, increased pollution, and rising temperatures are more common as the city grows. Read more after the break

Winners of the 2015 Building of the Year Awards

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
Winners of the 2015 Building of the Year Awards

After two weeks of nominations and voting, we are pleased to present the winners of the 2015 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. As a peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award, the results shown here represent the collective intelligence of 31,000 architects, filtering the best architecture from over 3,000 projects featured on ArchDaily during the past year.

The winning buildings represent a diverse group of architects, from Pritzker Prize winners such as Álvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and Shigeru Ban, to up-and-coming practices such as EFFEKT and Building which have so far been less widely covered by the media. In many cases their designs may be the most visually striking, but each also approaches its context and program in a unique way to solve social, environmental or economic challenges in communities around the world. By publishing them on ArchDaily, these buildings have helped us to impart inspiration and knowledge to architects around the world, furthering our mission. So to everyone who participated by either nominating or voting for a shortlisted project, thank you for being a part of this amazing process, where the voices of architects from all over the world unite to form one strong, intelligent, forward-thinking message.

S HOUSE 3 / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 21 December, 2014
S HOUSE 3 / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
  • Architect

    So Adachi
  • Contractor

    Wind and Water House JSC
  • Area

    31.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Braunschweig Hortitecture Symposium to Explore Synergies of Architecture and Plant Material

00:00 - 23 November, 2014
Braunschweig Hortitecture Symposium to Explore Synergies of Architecture and Plant Material, © T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (2014)
© T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (2014)

Starting December 10, the Hortitecture 01 Symposium will kickstart a (free) public lecture series in Braunschweig, Germany, centered around brainstorming synergistic strategies for integrating architecture and vegetal matter. Stefano Boeri, MVRDV and WORKac are among a list of interdisciplinary experts that will join together to offer discussions focused around the exploration of vernacular wisdom and contemporary architectural solutions to sustainable building problems.

Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Gremsy
© Gremsy

© Gremsy © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Biên Hòa, Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • Principal Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Masaaki Iwamoto
  • Project Team

    Tran Thi Hang, Kuniko Onishi
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

WAF Unveils Day 2 Award Winners

01:00 - 2 October, 2014

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced its second group of architecture award winners, which included two more awards for Vo Trong Nghia Architects and a Culture award for BIG’s Danish Maritime Museum

The festival will culminate on Friday with the World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year awards, which will be selected by the festival’s ‘super-jury’: Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

The winners of day 1 and 2 were selected from a shortlist that included practices from over 50 countries. Among the  judges was ArchDaily’s very own David Basulto.

This year’s festival is taking place from October 1-3, featuring three days of talks, key-note speakers- including Rocco Yim and Richard Rogers -  and networking opportunities.  With “Architects and the City” as the overarching theme for this year’s main conference sessions, the festival will focus on the contributions architects can make to cities and how they affect – and are affected by – politics, infrastructure, planning communities and technology. 

Click here to view the full shortlist and here for day 1 winners. And read on after the break for the full list of WAF day 2 category winners. 

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World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Winners

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Winners

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) officially kicked off in Singapore today, and the first group of award winners were unveiled, with Vo Trong Nghia Architects and AECOM among the 16 announced winners.

The winners of the remaining 11 categories will be announced tomorrow, and the festival will culminate on Friday with the World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year awards, which will be selected by the festival’s ‘super-jury’: Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

The winners of day 1 were selected from a shortlist that included practices from over 50 countries, and among the judges was ArchDaily’s very own David Basulto.

This year’s festival is taking place from October 1-3, featuring three days of talks, key-note speakers and networking opportunities.  With “Architects and the City” as the overarching theme for this year’s main conference sessions, the festival will focus on the contributions architects can make to cities and how they affect – and are affected by – politics, infrastructure, planning communities and technology. 

Click here to view the full shortlist and read on after the break for the full list of WAF's day 1 winners. 

House for Trees / Vo Trong Nghia Architects . Image Courtesy of WAF Liberty Place / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image Courtesy of WAF Yalikavak Marina Complex / EAA-Emre Arolat Architects. Image Courtesy of WAF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS MONUMENT / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados. Image Courtesy of WAF + 22