Chieng Yen Community House

Chieng Yen Community House was built with the intention of creating a space—a common house of sorts and information centre—for the different groups to come together to share and let the various cultural and traditional handicrafts and practices be known; and possibly where tourism activities could also take place. Nestled amidst a picturesque setting of […]

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Jackfruit Village

Covering a total area of 1.7 hectares and surrounded by a lake in the south and southwest, the existing development site is home to 38 jackfruit trees and 13 pomelo trees, typical of rural areas in northern Vietnam. The main idea was to have the nucleus of the project—the ancestral house that will serve as […]

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House in Chau Doc

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Located in the suburban town of Chau Doc in An Giang province, Southern Vietnam, this house serves as a communal residence for three families. The architects wanted to not only have the house blend well with its environment—both in physical appearance and spirit—but also have it filled with daylight, natural ventilation and open to the […]

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Ccasa Hostel

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A five-minute walk from the beach, Ccasa Hostel is the first hostel in Nha Trang, Vietnam that was built from shipping containers. What immediately draws the eye are the colourful repurposed steel containers that lend a charming vibe to the establishment. In Spanish, casa means home, and Ccasa (pronounced as C-casa) is short for Container Casa—a container […]

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FGLA 2019 Merit: VH House

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The plot of the house is relatively narrow, 16 metres (length) by 4.1 metres (width), a typical size for local houses. Hanoi’s tube house floor plan is designed to maximise the number of rooms by using 100 per cent of the built-up area. Here, buildings are constructed next to each other, wall to wall, with […]

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FGLA 2018 Merit: 204 House

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Located in Nha Trang city in a densely populated area, cluttered with traditional narrow houses and amidst air and noise pollution from motor vehicles, this house is indeed a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood. With a white façade and abundant greenery, this dwelling for eight stands out also for the way it ‘steps […]

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Binh House

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Binh House, built in 2016, is one of the projects in the architecture firm’s House for Trees series, a prototypical housing design that seeks to provide green spaces within high-density neighbourhoods. The client’s family consists of three generations. Therefore, the challenge was to create spaces that allow the residents to interact and communicate with one […]

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Maison T

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In a crowded and busy city like Hanoi, people take advantage of every single space they have. This house and its garden stand humbly amidst the surrounding building blocks. Instead of using all the land or keeping an indoor courtyard space, the house is set back from the street to offer the whole alley a […]

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Mekong in crisis

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by Gayatri Mutum Almost a decade ago, the World Bank described the Mekong Delta as one of the most sensitive areas to climate change. That future is now here. About 70 million people reside along the Mekong. It is one of the longest rivers in the world and has a distinctive ecosystem in Southeast Asia. The […]

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Atlas Hotel in Hoi An

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The Atlas Hotel is located in Hoi An’s Old Town, an area that has rapidly grown since it was officially declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. Recently, most of the ancient houses have been converted into modern shops and restaurants that serve the daily influx of tourists. The neighbourhood is well known for its tiled-roofscape and […]

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