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From Nature, Vietnam Slowly Forges Its Own Brand of Contemporary Architecture

When it comes to architecture in Saigon, a tiny fraction of buildings receive the vast majority of attention.

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[Photos] A Bright, Airy House in Saigon That Bridges the Generational Gap

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."

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[Photos] A Somehow-Spacious Tiny Apartment in Hanoi

Aesthetic pleasure doesn't fall prey to functionality and a dearth of square meters in this tiny Hanoi apartment. 

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[Photos] A Colorful Kindergarten Among the Misty Hoa Binh Mountains

This is way cooler than your kindergarten.

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[Photos] A Hoi An Family Brings a Touch of Their Hometown to Da Nang

KHE House, designed by K.A.N Studio, captures the nostalgia of a Hoi An family living in Da Nang, just three kilometers from their hometown.

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[Photos] Da Nang House Strikes a Balance Between Private and Common Spaces

Located in a suburban area of Da Nang, the house benefits from its green surroundings.

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[Photos] An Open, Airy Home in Da Nang to Ward off Past Claustrophobia

Architects in Da Nang transformed a standard 100-square-meter plot of land into a simple, cozy home for a young couple.

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[Photos] A Dreamy Da Nang House to Nurture Future Generations in Nature

Named after Chi and Vi, the daughters of the owners of the house, Chivihouse is the brainchild of the architects at Hinz Studio, based in Saigon and Da Nang.

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[Photos] In Quang Ngai’s Red Roof House, a Vegetable Garden Grows Right Above

The house was built for a middle-aged couple in their 50s who have been living in the area for most of their lives.

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Vo Trong Nghia Studio Wins Dezeen’s 'Architect of the Year' Award

Vo Trong Nghia and his studio have established a reputation both in Vietnam and elsewhere for incorporating local and inexpensive materials in their designs.

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[Photos] Spicing up the Typical Saigon Tube House With Geometry and Unusual Colors

The tube house is Saigon’s idiosyncratic architectural feature, but at times, their design can be woefully repetitive and uninspiring. Which makes them the perfect canvas for architects to exercise th...

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[Photos] A Home for Quiet Souls in Thai Nguyen Province

Looking from the outside, this house seems to be a typical city house in a narrow space, yet once inside, the place reveals three large areas surrounding a spacious garden.

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[Photos] In Hue, a Minimalist Tree House for Adults

Climbing trees and crafting a cozy tree house out of scrap materials might be a fond childhood memory for many. This new house in Hue provides its tenants with the same experience, except with the ame...

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[Photos] This D3 Kindergarten Adds a Pop of Color to the City Canvas

TTC Elite Saigon Kindergarten is located on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street in District 3, nestled behind many buildings that neighbor Le Thi Rieng Park and the city’s railway station.

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[Photos] A Hybrid Studio in Da Nang Where Business and Pleasure Mix

For many young Vietnamese creatives, establishing a home-based business where one can both relax in familiar comfort and further one’s career is the ultimate aspiration.

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[Photos] This Nam Dinh House Is an Ode to Vietnam's Beloved Banana Trees

Maison A in Nam Dinh Province was built for a client's aging mother. She is very fond of the banana trees that once occupied the space and the new house has the broad-leaf plant in abundance.

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[Photos] This Delta Brick House Eases Modernity into Tradition

The high nail gets the hammer, so this new home in Tra Vinh aims to blend in with the traditional homes surrounding it.

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[Photos] Blending in With Nature at a Rustic My Tho Coffee Shop

Set at canal-level, the serene coffee shop pays homage to the residents of the Mekong Delta who for centuries have built homes and communities betwixt channels, swamps and lakes.

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[Photos] Viettel's New Offside Studio Is a Fusion of Geometry and Nature

Viettel is one of Vietnam’s largest telecommunication companies. Mentions of its name usually conjure up the vision of a steadfastly traditional conglomerate that’s omnipresent but uninteresting. That...

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[Photos] Saigon Architects Make the Best of D10's Cramped Hẻm Enclave

Only by staying in one neighborhood for an extended period of time could someone fully grasp how rapidly Saigon has been changing in recent years. Madame Nga, the matriarch of this new hẻm house in Di...