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A+U 550: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

A+U 550: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
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.

Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

The issue explores not only their signature bamboo architecture but also more recent green interventions in urban setting.
Can a single architect change the future of Vietnam's cities? One hopes that Vietnam's cities will be able to develop without losing sight of the best in the country's traditions or its love of tropical greenery, light, and natural breezes.

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Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

Contents

Feature:
Vo Trong Nghia Architects 

Statement: What Can Architects Do in an Age When Nature Is Being Destroyed by Human Acquisitiveness?
Vo Trong Nghia 

Essay: The Meaning of Creating Architecture in Vietnam
Pham Thuy Loan 

Wind and Water Cafe

Wind and Water Bar

Bamboo Wing

Dailai Conference Hall 

Kontum Indochine Cafe

Son La Restaurant

Diamond Island Community Center

Sen Village Community Center

Naman Retreat 

Bamboo Forest 

Column: The Steel of the 21st Century: Bamboo
Takashi Niwa 

S-House 

Essay: Of Regionalism Past and a Sustainable Future:A Perspective on Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Nirmal Kishnani

Green Renovation 2 

Stacking Green 

House for Trees

Farming Kindergarten 

Stone House

Binh Thanh House

Nanoco – Panasonic Lighting Showroom 

Essay Series: Engineering bamboo – a green alternative under basic research Part 3
Professorship of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel (Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Alireza Javadian,Mateusz Wielopolski, Simon Lee, Philipp Müller,Karsten Schlesier)

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Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

Cite: AD Editorial Team. "A+U 550: Vo Trong Nghia Architects" 16 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791464/a-plus-u-550-vo-trong-nghia-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884