Project / 2nd Quarter 2019

FGLA 2019 Winner: Castaway Island

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SHOWCASING THE BEAUTY OF BAMBOO
The resort is located on an island in Cat Ba Archipelago, Vietnam, a popular tourist destination. The project consists of five huts, a restaurant and pavilion, on a private beach. The structures are made out of bamboo covered with a thatched roof, referencing traditional Vietnamese architecture. Bamboo is the star of the project, applied for its eco-friendly properties (non-polluting; renewable; recyclable as fertiliser or processed as charcoal). It is also a familiar local material, traditionally used for roof construction, tableware and furniture. The challenge here was to respect the nature of the material while creating a distinguishing space.

The bamboos were assembled into structural frames so as to provide ...

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