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[Photos] Phu Nhuan's Piet Mondrian-Inspired Tube House

With a touch of bright colors as accents, a local architecture firm managed to make this Saigon tube house stand out from its dull and rigid neighbors in the vicinity.

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[Photos] Warm Wood Tones Add a Comfortable Touch to This Nha Trang Abode

This rustic abode in Nha Trang blends a modern structure with traditional Vietnamese design accents to create a homey atmosphere for its dwellers.

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Phu Quoc to Transform Old Airport Into New Urban Zone

The leadership of Phu Quoc has unveiled a plan to turn the island's old airport into a new urban area.

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Japan's Aid Agency Voices Concerns Over Vietnam's Handling of ODA Loans for Metro Projects

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is not happy about how the Vietnamese government manages its official development assistance (ODA) loans.

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[Photos] This Stylish Saigon Hẻm House Is Perfect for a Small Family

Apart from the tiny plot size, this Saigon abode has nothing in common with the city’s typical tube houses.

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Chinese-Backed Projects in Vietnam Get Bad Rap for Poor Quality, Rampant Delays

The trial run for Hanoi’s inaugural railway has been cancelled by the Chinese building team, which further perpetuates the stereotype of troublesome Chinese construction projects in the country.

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[Photos] Saigon Architects Brighten up Contemporary Office With Bamboo Accents

Inspired by materials common found in rural Vietnam, the creative minds behind KIENTRUC O blended a contemporary office with traditional elements.

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Saigon Puts an End to Projects to Build Apartments Under 25 Square Meters

Ho Chi Minh City officials have closed the door on a government plan to build small apartments in order to prevent overcrowding and the creation of “elevated slums.”

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Saigon Delays Construction of 2nd Metro Line to 2020

While the construction of Saigon’s first metro line has been riddled by delays, things are looking even gloomier for the next line which may take another decade to become a reality.

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[Photos] Unique Thai Nguyen Primary School Criticized for Alleged High Cost, Low Attendance

A toxic rumor has cast doubt on a primary school project in one of Thai Nguyen province’s most secluded communes.

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A Tale of Two Plans: Thu Thiem, Phu My Hung and Future Saigon

Across the Saigon River from central District 1’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers, the Thu Thiem New Urban Area is slowly – very slowly – taking shape. Named after the swampy peninsula on which it sits, this long-gestating development will, perhaps, someday become a new financial, residential and commercial center, taking pressure off Saigon’s overcrowded interior districts.

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