Architect Nguyen Hoa Hiep of a21 studio, in collaboration with Saigon architecture students, have created a cocoon-inspired pavilion. This exhibition is organized annually by Handhome.net in Vietnam in order to connect older generations of architects with students.
This year's shape of the pavilion references the different insect cocoons found in nature. Using 800 bamboo sticks and 1,200 sheets of poonah paper, the pavilion was constructed after the traditional Vietnamese technique of crafting lion heads and masks with paper maché at Hang Ma street in Hanoi. This technique has been passed down from generation to generation of artisans surviving to present days.
Nguyean Hoa explains that the fact that the students implemented the project has a great significance to them as they had the opportunity to practice and improve their knowledge while gaining teamwork skills during the construction.
News via Handhome.net.