Vietnam’s bamboo bar listed among world’ most extraordinary

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The Wind and Water Bar in southern Vietnam has been listed among the world's 25 most extraordinary bars by the U.S.-based media site Distractify. … [Read more...]

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Vietnam complex wins big at Asian architecture award

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Famed Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia's work has earned the "Building of the Year" from the Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) 2014 Awards. … [Read more...]

Award-winning

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A photo features the 9 Spa in Khanh Hoa Province. Designed by architect Nguyen Hoa Hiep, the construction was given the Mention Awards - Public Amenity: Resort Building at the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) Awards for Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Another his creation - The Nest - also bagged the same award in the category of Single Housing for Residential Project. Other works by Vietnamese architects also won prizes, including the Dai Lai Bamboo Complex by Vo Trong Nghia, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architects bag regional awards

The 9 Spa by Nguyen Hoa Hiep was given the Mention Awards - Public Amenity-Resort Building. - Photo kienviet.net

The Bamboo Wing restaurant in the Dai Lai Bamboo Complex by Vo Trong Nghia which won "The Building of the Year" award. - Photo archdaily.com HA NOI (VNS) - A bamboo complex in the northern Vinh Phuc Province has won "The Building of the Year" award at the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) Awards for Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition, the complex, consisting of a conference hall and a restaurant, also received the golden medal in the category of Public Amenity: Resort … [Read more...]

Then-and-now photos of Hue relics on display

Jewellery artifacts on display in Hanoi A four-month exhibition at Hanoi's National History Museum is showcasing almost 140 priceless pieces of ancient Vietnamese jewellery. Opened on August 30, the exhibition hopes to help domestic and international visitors improve their understandings of the development of Vietnamese aesthetics throughout the different periods of its history. The display includes pieces dating back to the prehistoric cultures of Dong Son, Sa Huynh, and Oc Eo, shaped from … [Read more...]

Dai Lai Conference Hall wins Int’l Architecture Award

(VOV) - Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Dai Lai Conference Hall designs were included in the winners of the 2013 International Architecture Awards. Dolphin Plaza wins 2012 Architecture first prize This is the sixth time the company has been recognised by these prestigious awards. Vo Trong Nghia Architects have already won acclaim from the 2013 World Architecture Festival (WAF), FuturArc Prize, and FuturArc Green Leadership. Its past achievements include two Architects Regional Council Asia … [Read more...]

Natural design

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A local architect famous for his bamboo designs wants to popularize buildings made of all-natural materials. Elip Café, a mostly-bamboo design by Vo Trong Nghia and his partners in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City Award-winning architect Vo Trong Nghia says the best building designs use nature to their advantage. Nghia's Wind and Water Café - which is built almost entirely of bamboo and uses a central pond as a natural air conditioner - was selected as one of 2008's Best Global Designs at the … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect wins gold at ARCASIA Awards

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A Vietnamese architecture and his Japanese teammate won the golden prize at an annual awards show held by the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) on Friday. The Gió và Nước (Wind and Water) café in Binh Duong Province … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s honored architect wins world’s best house, school

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Vietnamese architect honored for pioneering use of bamboo 

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Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has once again received global recognition, the World Architecture News (WAN) naming his company one of the top 21 architectural firms of the 21st century. Nghia, famous for his bamboo designs, won the WAN "21 for 21" Award for his "masterpieces of thoughtful design and engineering," the panel of leading architects said on the WAN website. A certificate was handed to him in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25. The panel praised Nghia's "intelligent use of natural … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect wins golden prize at regional contest

The Bamboo Dome Binh Duong design. Photo: chinhphu

An eco-friendly design of Vietnamese architecture Vo Trong Nghia and his partner Nishizawa Shunri from Japan won a golden prize of the Architects Regional Council Asia (Arcasia). The design, Bamboo Dome Binh Duong, is honoured in the field of "Public amenity: Resort buildings", the judging board announced on Aug. 21 in the central city of Da Nang. The massive structure, called the Water and Wind Café, is located in the southern province of Binh Duong. Built with natural and local … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect wins golden prize of ARCASIA

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia and his partner Nishizawa Shunri from Japan won a golden prize in the "Public Amenity - Resort Building" category at the Architects Regional Council Asia (Arcasia) Awards 2011-2012 anounced in Da Nang on 19 August. They won the top prize for their Binh Duong Bamboo Dome design - a 30-feet high structure they built for the Gió và Nước (wind and water) café in Binh Duong Province. The bamboo frame at the café allows daylight to stream inside but does not let … [Read more...]

16th Architects Regional Council Asia Forum concludes

The 16th Architects Regional Council Asia Forum (ARCASIA) titled "Asian cities in the 21st century" concluded in Da Nang city in Hanoi on August 19. Deputy PM attends Asian Architects Forum in Danang At the forum, architects from the Asian region focused on assessing the situation of urban areas in Asian countries. Delegates also discussed the negative impacts of global climate change on urban development as well as devising measures to overcome the aftermath of natural disasters. The … [Read more...]

Regional architects urged to improve their cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Aug. 18 urged architect associations around Asia to foster cooperation around the challenges facing regional urban development in Asian nations. He made the suggestion at the Architects Regional Council Asia's 16th forum, which opened in the central city of Da Nang on Aug. 18, with the attendance of about 700 architects from 18 countries. According to Hai, Asia was seeing high urbanisation rates with dynamic economies, and regional cities were … [Read more...]

Architects Regional Council Asia’s 16th forum opens in Da Nang

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The government of Vietnam is encouraging localities to do research and apply management and development models of modern cities in line with Vietnam's reality, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Architects Regional Council Asia's 16th forum, which opened in Da Nang on 18 August. Around 700 architects from 17 member countries of the Asian Architects Council attended. The opening ceremony of ARCASIA 16th forum … [Read more...]

VN’s Government recognises urban challenges

Vietnam's urban areas are facing many challenges such as rapid population growth, a widening gap between the rich and the poor, environmental pollution and climate change, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. Addressing the 16 th Forum of Asian Architects (ARCASIA) in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 18, Deputy PM Hai said the Vietnamese Government has advocated a combination of sustainable economic growth with environmental protection. The Prime Minister had approved … [Read more...]

Deputy PM attends Asian Architects Forum in Danang

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The Government of Vietnam is encouraging localities to apply development models of modern urban management to the real situation in Vietnam, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the 16th Architects Regional Council Asia forum (ARCASIA) which opened in Danang city on August 18. Mr Hai asked Asian architects to help the Vietnamese Government devise appropriate solutions to ensure sustainable development goals. Under the theme "Asian cities in the 21 st century", Asian architects … [Read more...]

Vietnam to host 16th ARCASIA Forum

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The 16th Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Forum will be held in Da Nang on August 18th, with the participation of architects and scientists from 17 Asian countries, territories and several specialists from Europe and North America. The two-day forum will include three sessions, "Globalization and urban development in Asia", "Trends to develop modern urban architecture in Asia", and "Character of modern urban architecture in Asia". The 16th ARCASIA Forum is an opportunity for … [Read more...]

ARCASIA FORUM 16: Towards Architectural Innovations for Asian Cities

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Every year, architects, representatives of member associations of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) meet in a selected country to discuss issues of common cares like practice of architecture, training of architects and green architecture. Among many interesting events, the most attention-catching is the ARCASIA FORUM. This is an open scientific forum that focuses on issues selected by members in previous meeting. This year, following the ARCASIA Forum 14 themed "Cities and … [Read more...]

16th ARCASIA Forum in Da Nang

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The 16th Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Forum and the 32nd Architects Regional Council Asia meeting will be held in Da Nang from 15-20 August. It is expected that more than 500 architects from 17 member councils of ARCASIA will attend. 16th ARCASIA Forum will be held in Da Nang from 15-20 August … [Read more...]