Vietnamese architect, Vo Trong Nghia presented his solution for economical and sustainable living – Low Cost House – in the documentary “Greening the City” for the Rebel Architecture TV series by Al Jazeera English.
The innovative young studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a House for trees on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. Particularly aware of the importance of building sustainable constructions, Vo Trong Nghia attempts to enrich an area where intense urbanisation has left no room for greenery with his House for Trees.
Rebel Architecture – the series that TV broadcaster, Al Jazeera English has dedicated to architecture and architects right out of the star system loop. Precious proof of how important architecture can be in driving social change.
The Binh Thanh house is a good introduction to the contemporary architecture of Ho Chi Minh, as seen from the point of view of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, a young but well-established Vietnamese studio. Its characteristic bare concrete façade serves as a sunshade. The work makes use of traditional local forms, interpreted with a view to achieving sustainability.
The Vietnam pavilion built by architect Vo Trong Nghia for Expo Shanghai 2010 is an ecological, economical construction. The material employed, bamboo, is a renewable resource found everywhere in southern Asia.
This work by architect Vo Trong Nghia is an ecological building in which contemporary forms are produced without altering the building’s natural surroundings, using traditional local materials (bamboo) and techniques.
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