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Saigon Architects Clinch Sustainability Award at Regional Event in Tokyo

Architecture firm Tropical Space received distinctions in the categories of sustainable design and single family residential project at the Architects Regional Council Asia (Arcasia) Awards for Architecture in Tokyo last week.

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[Photos] A Visit to Landmark 81, the Roof of Saigon

Over the last year, Saigon's skyline has become dominated by a skyscraper in Binh Thanh District.

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Cu Chi Is Geting a State-of-the-Art Organic Farming Complex

An eye-catching planned project in Cu Chi will introduce a new type of farming to Vietnam.

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[Photos] A Two-Minute Ride on Saigon's Shortest, Most Anticlimactic Ferry Trip

The accelerated urbanization of Saigon has led to the rapid metamorphosis of its landscape. This process, however, is hardly evenly distributed. While residents living in the inner city's center enjoy the convenience of having a variety of transport infrastructures that makes getting around an easy task, the same is not always true for dwellers in the outskirts of the city.

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Rising Demand for Homestay Is Causing 'Land Fever' in Da Lat and the Mekong Delta

The growing promise of tourism that focuses on a more "local experience" has led many to open their own homestay business.

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[Photos] Agricultural Nets, Tree Canopies Shield Diners From Summer Heat at Pizza 4P’s Hai Ba Trung

If you’ve been to Pizza 4P’s Hai Ba Trung restaurant, you would have noticed the extensive use of tight-knit netting as canopy.

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[Photos] 'Cricket House' Is a Melting Pot of Nature, Contemporary Design and Hanoi's Rural Charm

Breeze-soothed prairies, caves bathed in moonlight, forests filled with birdsong, succulent flower pollen and fruit trees: before humans constructed homes out of brick and concrete, plaster and steel, we lived in concert with nature. Cricket House aims to follow this mentality by tearing down these erected boundaries.

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[Photos] Hai Phong Cafe Deviates From Hip Coffee Shop Trends, Returns to Old Vietnamese Architecture

1986 was a big year: the first studio Ghibli movie premiered; Haley's comet skimmed across the night sky; Maradona won the World Cup thanks to the infamous "hand of God" shot; Oprah Winfrey's show debuted; and Vietnam implemented the Doi Moi policies that would rapidly develop the country and profoundly affect people's daily lives.

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[Photos] Turning Two Tube Houses Into a Light-Filled Abode

If the square meters of a house doubles, what is the percentage increase in light and green space?

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Soil Bank Established in Southern Vietnam

 

Vietnam's sand deposits are on the verge of depletion due to high demand from construction projects.

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[Photos] New Saigon Coworking Community Brings Jungle Greenness Into Office Space

Working in an enclosed space can be stifling at times, which is why the architecture group G8A recognizes the need to reconnect with nature.

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