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Bamboo House / VTN Architects

02:30 - 16 May, 2017
Bamboo House / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Bamboo House / VTN Architects © Hiroyuki Oki Bamboo House / VTN Architects © Hiroyuki Oki +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Principal Architect

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Associate Architect

    Kuniko Onishi
  • Area

    217.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Tropical Holiday Twin Houses / MM++ architects

19:00 - 9 May, 2017
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tra Vinh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Mỹ An Phạm Thị
  • Collaborators

    Triết Lê Hữu, Michael Charruault
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

22 Skinny Houses With a Narrow Footprint and a Broad Impact

06:00 - 25 April, 2017

Skinny houses have a wider appeal than their footprint would suggest. With cities becoming denser, and land becoming rare and expensive, architects are increasingly challenged to design in urban infill spaces previously overlooked. Although designing within these unusual parameters can be difficult, they often require an individual, sensitive response, which can often lead to innovative, playful, even inspiring results. With that in mind, here are 22 houses with a narrow footprint, and a broad impact.

Vegetable Trellis / Cong Sinh Architects

22:00 - 24 April, 2017
Vegetable Trellis  / Cong Sinh Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
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  • Architects

  • Location

    District 9, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Quang Thi
  • Design Team

    Vo Quang Thi, Nguyen Thi Nha Van, Phung Kim Phuoc, Tran Ngoc Hung, Tran Tan Phat
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

18 Cool Examples of Architecture for Kids

06:00 - 19 April, 2017

Designing for kids is certainly not child’s play. Whilst the design process is undertaken by adults, the end users are often children, such is the case in kindergarten, schools, and parks. Architects have a responsibility, therefore, to ensure that the built environment offers children the chance to play, explore, and learn in physical space, even in a digital age. With that in mind, here are 18 cool spaces designed especially for children – environments which may perhaps inspire the Fosters, Hadids, and Le Corbusiers of tomorrow.

How to Use Mindfulness to Escape the Stresses of Architectural Life

09:30 - 16 April, 2017
Studio for Yoga-Kamadhenu / Carolina Echevarri + Alberto Burckhardt. Cundinamarca, Colombia. Image © Juan Cristobal Cobo
Studio for Yoga-Kamadhenu / Carolina Echevarri + Alberto Burckhardt. Cundinamarca, Colombia. Image © Juan Cristobal Cobo

Mental wellbeing is a real topic of concern in architecture. A recent survey by The Architects’ Journal revealed that over 52% of architecture students expressed concern regarding their mental health.[1] When one considers the long hours, the competitive nature of the course, as well as the sheer duration of study, this perhaps isn’t that surprising. The “all-nighter” attitude of most architecture schools exacerbates the problem, as studies show a lack of sleep reduces the mind’s resilience to issues such as anxiety and depression.[2]

Yet this aspect of the architectural education system isn’t showing any sign of changing. What can architectural students (and their professional counterparts) do to minimize the impact that architecture has on their psychological wellbeing? I would argue that the answer, at least partly, can be found in the practice of mindfulness.

Binh House / VTN Architects

23:00 - 11 April, 2017
© Hiroyuki Oki
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  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Design Team

    Masaaki Iwamoto, Chiang Hsing-O, Nguyen Tat Dat, Nguyen Duy Phuoc, Takahito Yamada
  • Area

    233.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki +31

The Proscenium / INRE Studio

21:00 - 9 March, 2017
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Kosuke Nishijima
  • Area

    78.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Apartment in Binh Thanh / Sanuki Daisuke architects

22:30 - 6 March, 2017
Apartment in Binh Thanh / Sanuki Daisuke architects  , © Hiroyuki Oki
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Sanuki Daisuke, Nguyen Thi Gia Khuong
  • Area

    431.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

UAH campus / Truong An architecture + UAH Department of Architecture

22:00 - 21 February, 2017
UAH campus / Truong An architecture + UAH Department of Architecture, © Hiroyuki Oki
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TPG Village / KIENTRUC O

19:00 - 7 February, 2017
TPG Village  / KIENTRUC O, © Hiroyuki Oki
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Dam Vu
  • Area

    635.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Guide to Getting Your Work Published

08:00 - 18 January, 2017

As editors on the Projects Team at ArchDaily, we wanted to reflect on the projects published in 2016—and, based on those submissions, to consider what we hope to see from the submissions we will publish in 2017.

During 2016, the projects we published had a high level of visual impact. Axonometric views were part of the vast majority of our publications, democratizing understanding by creating easily accessible views which closely resemble reality. Secondly, the development of immersive video technology has allowed us to publish full 360-degree tours through the interiors of works of different sizes, generating images which are increasingly representative of the physical reality of the work in question.

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

08:00 - 28 December, 2016
30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn't have to be a compromise—it can instead be a benefit. When done correctly, sustainable design results in higher-performing, healthier buildings which contribute to their inhabitants' physical and mental well-being.

The benefits of incorporating vegetation in façades and in roofs, as well as materials and construction systems that take energy use and pollution into account, demonstrate that sustainable design has the potential to create buildings that improve living conditions and respect the natural environment.

Below we have compiled 30 plans, sections and construction details of projects that stand out for their approach to sustainability.

Atlas Hotel Hoian / VTN Architects

10:00 - 21 November, 2016
Atlas Hotel Hoian / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Đào Duy Từ, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
  • Interior Design

    Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Principal Architect

    Vo Trong Nghia, Tran Thi Hang
  • Area

    3115.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Lantern / VTN Architects

16:00 - 16 November, 2016
The Lantern / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

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  • Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Takashi Niwa
  • Location

    Ngõ 850 đường Láng, Láng Thượng, Đống Đa, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Design Team

    Nguyen Thi Thoa, Koji Yamamoto, Dao Sy Dung
  • Area

    383.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Syunkato Soba / Design & Creative Associates

19:00 - 4 November, 2016
 Syunkato Soba / Design & Creative Associates, © Hiroyuki Oki
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