Spectacular architectural pavilions are big crowd-pleasers, but critics claim they’re running out of control.
Stepping Park House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is the latest addition to the firm’s “House for Trees” series challenging the status quo of architectural design in Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is becoming known as one of the world’s most sustainable and socially conscious architects, with heavy emphasis on the use of bamboo, which he calls ‘green steel’.
‘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.