31 Oct '15, 8am

Documentary reveals Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnam's visionary bamboo architect #architecture

Documentary reveals Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnam's visionary bamboo architect #architecture

Rapidly developing nations are a wild frontier of sorts for sustainable design and architecture; often building codes are lax or non-existent here, allowing local architects to experiment more freely with unconventional ideas and materials. Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects is one of these pioneers, having made their name with their award-winning projects made out of bamboo, as part of a larger movement to re-define a locally appropriate architecture that is distinctly Asian, affordable, durable and environmentally friendly. In this episode of Rebel Architecture , Al Jazeera English 's six-part series on architects who are “shunning the glamour of ‘starchitecture’ and using design to tackle the world’s urban, environmental and social crises,” director Nick Ahlmark takes us behind the scenes to see for ourselves what Nghia's bamboo buildings mean in the larger conte...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/vo-trong-ngh...

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