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Vo Trong Nghia: Building Nature--Green/Bamboo

Vo Trong Nghia: Building Nature--Green/Bamboo

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Vo Trong Nghia: Building Nature--Green/Bamboo

W037162 | $75.00 / 20% library disc.

Vo Trong Nghia. Published by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2022.

400 pp. well illustrated (all col.). 28 x 22 cm. LC 2021-942696 In English. Paperback.

ISBN 9780500343593

The work of Vo Trong Nghia is a call for architecture to transform itself from a source of pollution to a reason for hope. The World Green Building Council estimates that thirty-nine percent of energy-related carbon emissions can be attributed to buildings. An awareness of architectureÕs responsibilities has permeated the profession and new ideas and solutions are coming from places where these issues are most acute. Following a long recovery from decades of war, Vietnam has emerged as one of the most exciting centers of design in AsiaÑled largely by the work of architect Vo Trong Nghia, whose work has gained an international following. The buildings of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, established in Ho Chi Minh City in 2006, make clear reference to the past, and to VoÕs own adherence to the Five Precepts of Buddhist teaching. The architectÕs two main themesÑgreen architecture and bamboo as a building materialÑ form the basis of this two-volume celebration of his work. From the Wind and Water Bar, his first foray into bamboo as a building material, to resort complexes, art installations, and his game-changing series of residences, House for Trees, Vo Trong Nighia: Building Nature proves that green architecture creates local relevance, beauty, and elegance in its own right.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- Vietnam -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Architecture -- Sustainability --

Artist(s): Vo Trong Nghia Architects (firm)

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