To what extent can and should architecture mimic natural spaces and forms? H&P Architects have created a chain of interconnected spaces in this unusual brick house in Hanoi, where daily life is layered with glimpses of plants and the sky.
AgriNesture is like a cube cut out from the rice field – H&P Architects’ idea – but it also reflects the Mao Khe Coal Mine, to become the nest of the miner.
Whether you take your cappuccino with almond milk or soy, great café design ideas are something we can all get behind. Here are the best of the bunch that reflect their local scene to a tee.
‘Greenfall Renovation’ is Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ solution to Hanoi’s urban problems. It’s triangle light well, choice of reflective materials and abundance of greenery combats electricity shortages and flooding, pollution and general lack of green, creating a lush explosion of colour in its busy neighbourhood. Words by Tess Ritchie.
This month in Habitus issue 13 you’d be forgiven for thinking that Vietnamese artist, Pham Huy Thong’s ‘Dong Bao’ series is all baby talk. But the truth, as Amy Ng finds out, lies much deeper than the paintings let on.