S House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: tp. Tân An, Long An Province,
Architect In Charge: , Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture: Episode 4, “Greening the City”

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“Green architecture helps people live harmoniously with nature and elevates human life by embracing the powers of the sun, wind and water into living space. If the current way of thinking does not change, sooner or later citizens will actually live in concrete jungles,” Vo Trong Nghia says in this week’s episode of Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture series. An award-winning Vietnamese architect, Nghia is known for his sustainable and green designs as well as his work with bamboo. In this 25-minute episode, we follow Nghia on his mission to transform ’s attitude towards architecture and green spaces through his “Vertical Farming City,” and catch a glimpse of his project to implement low-cost housing solutions for ’s poorest communities in Mekong Delta.

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and a preview of upcoming episodes…

Green Renovation / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi,
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Tran Thi Hang
Project Architects: Ngo Thuy Duong, An Viet Dung
Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Area: 387.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Hiroyuki Oki

House for Trees / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Tan Binh District, , Vietnam
Architects In Charge: , Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
Area: 226 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Kontum Indochine Wedding Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: province,
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
Contractor: Truong Long JSC, Wind and Water House JSC
Area: 5,524 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

In Progress: Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Đồng Nai, Vietnam
Principal Architects: , Takashi Niwa, Masaaki Iwamoto
Project Team: Tran Thi Hang, Kuniko Onishi
CFD analysis: Environment Simulation Inc.
Area: 3,800 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Kontum Indochine Café / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Kontum,
Architect In Charge:
Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC, Truong Long JSC
Area: 551 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Trees Building for ABBANK Proposal / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects the Trees Building, a branch bank of ABBANK, aims to create a co-existence of the rapid development and abundant nature of the seaside city. Located in , Vietnam, the office building uses a classical style with two-storey-height columns dating back to Alberti, which has been typically used for bank buildings all over the world to symbolize their authority and stability. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dai Lai Conference Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, Vinh Phuc Province,
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
Contractor: Hong Hac Dai Lai JSC + Wind and Water House JSC
Area: 730 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Low Cost House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Dongnai Hospital, Quyết Thắng, , Dong Nai province, Vietnam
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto
Design Team: Kosuke Nishijima
Contractor: wNw House JSC
Client: wNw House JSC
Area: 40.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Stone House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh Province,
Contractor: wNw House JSC
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa
Location: ,
Contractor: wind and water house JSC
Total Floor Area: 510 sqm
Building Height: 11.5m (3stories)
Completion date: Oct. 2011
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki