In Vietnam, Võ Trọng Nghĩa Merges Nature and Architecture
The Ho Chi Minh City– and Hanoi-based architect makes buildings that delight in their inventive use of bamboo and subtle integration into their surroundings.
By Charmaine Li
August 8, 2022
2 minute read
Lush fruit trees bursting over a roof. A canopy of plants covering a facade. Intricate bamboo constructions spiraling from floor to ceiling. These are just some of the many inventive design approaches of Vietnamese architect Võ Trọng Nghĩa, best known for melding nature with architecture to minimize pollution and instill a sense of calm. In a new two-volume book, Võ Trọng Nghĩa: Building Nature (Thames & Hudson), readers get an inside look into how the celebrated architect has embraced two core themes throughout his career: “green” architecture and bamboo as a building material.
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