Nanoco-Panasonic Lighting Showroom

Commercial / Sep - Oct 2016

Nanoco-Panasonic Lighting Showroom

Located in a developing area in the city of Hanoi, the lighting showroom is, well, a showpiece that exemplifies the use of simple local materials like terracotta blocks done right. With limited openings, the perforated blocks have created a statement façade by way of vertical stacks, achieving a simple yet abstract volume. At night, the showroom ‘lights up’ like a lantern with a latticed screen, befitting the purpose of this project. Terracotta is a traditional building material in Vietnam, often used for its porous characteristic, which allows for natural ventilation.

Project Name Nanoco-Panasonic Lighting Showroom
Location 83 Duong lang, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Completion Date January 2016
Site Area 72 square meters
Gross Floor Area 383 square meters
Buidling Height 13 meters
Client Owners Fortune-Nano Electrical Company (Nanoco)
Architecture Firm Vo Trong Ngihia; Takashi Niwa
Principal Architects Vo Trong Ngihia; Takashi Niwa
Main Contractor Dai Duong JSC
Images/Photos Hiroyuki Oki; Vo Trong Architects

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