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This year the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been looking at tourism as a way to create jobs and opportunities in rural areas under the banner of Tourism and Rural Development.  Rural based Architecture and traditional edifices play an important role in showcasing local heritage building and craftsmanship. It can also offer jobs and prospects outside of big cities particularly for the communities that might otherwise be left behind.  In Vietnam, architecture office 1+1>2 Architects - Chief Architect Hoang Thuc Hao has been involved in multiple community houses projects that have engaged country dwellers in the construction process and in other community growth activities. Additionally some of these projects serve as touristic attractions that highlight unique vernacular construction techniques.  View more View full description
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