28 Jun '16, 1pm

Cocoon-like bamboo pavilion in Saigon celebrates traditional Vietnamese craft

Cocoon-like bamboo pavilion in Saigon celebrates traditional Vietnamese craft

Great architecture often comes at the intersection of traditional building methods and modern innovation. Architect Nguyen Hoa Hiep of a21 studio combined 3D modeling with local building materials and traditional paper craft techniques to create an enormous cocoon-like pavilion made primarily from bamboo and poonah paper. Built with the help of architecture students in Saigon, the 162-square-meter pavilion showcased 17 works by seven firms that participated in the Saigon Architects Exhibition.

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