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[Photos] New Hanoi Library Allows Kids to Read, Climb and Learn about Aquaponics

Many libraries around the world are becoming dusty, outdated institutions, with some struggling to retain members. Others are considering digitization to attract new members. This new, open-air librar...

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[Photos] This House in Ninh Binh Is the Antithesis of Gaudy Mansions

Completed in 2018, this dour, utilitarian house in Ninh Binh is a direct rebellion against the province’s growing population of gaudy mansions.

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[Photos] This Spacious Garden Home is an Antidote to Hanoi's Cluttered Suburbs

ODDO architects have combined red bricks and rooftop garden spaces to create a spacious family home in an otherwise claustrophobic suburb. 

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[Photos] Local Architects Create Modular Rest Stop Amid Nghe An's Tea Oasis

Instead of making over an old apartment or creating towering domes out of bamboo to exercise their creative muscles, a local architecture firm decided to create an abstract “gazebo” out of modula...

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[Photos] VTN Architects Transform Nghe An Rooftop Cafe With Impressive Swirling Bamboo Dome

Nonenco Cafe, located on Quang Trung Street in Vinh city, Nghe An Province, was designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects studio.

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[Photos] Soc Son's Home Among the Pines

A new house in Soc Son, outside of Hanoi, will have residents living in the trees.

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[Photos] A Visit to Da Nang's New Cutting-Edge Coffee Roaster

The Da Nang coffee roaster and shop epitomizes Vietnam’s craft coffee culture.

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More Than Just an Identity, Saigon's Modernist Architecture Reflects Past Optimism for a New Era

The last 30 years have seen unprecedented economic development in Ho Chi Minh City. Since Doi Moi relaxed foreign investment laws back in 1986, the city has welcomed change with open arms and increasi...

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[Photos] Inside Hue's Award-Winning Dormitory for Students in Need

A quiet courtyard, accentuated by a lone plumeria tree; rows of rooms in wood texture; walls of lattice that dot the interior with mesmerizing patterns every time the sun comes up: welcome to Betania....

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[Photos] An Oddly Shaped Lot Presents a Creative Challenge for Local Architects

The house, named Hoa House, rests on an irregular parcel of land formed by two square lots unevenly placed next to each other.

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[Photos] Hanoi Architects Unveil Low-Cost House for Vulnerable Communities

In Vietnam’s rural regions, local homesteads are constantly facing threats of natural disasters like flooding and soil erosion. An architecture firm has recently devised an affordable housing project ...

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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 Archit...

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[Photos] Inside the Beautiful Interior of Uu Dam, Hanoi's Vegetarian Oasis

Located a few blocks from Hoan Kiem Lake, Uu Dam Chay is arguably the most beautifully designed restaurant in town.

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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 s...

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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 deb...

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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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[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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[Photos] This Minimalist Da Lat House Catches Light Like Lungs Catch Air

This photographer's private home was designed around the trees in the abandoned nursery it was built on.

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[Photos] An Airy Vacation Home in Vinh Phuc

A combination of high-tech modeling and traditional materials enhance shade and ventilation.