Vo Trong Nghia: Building Nature
Author : Vo Trong Nghia
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Number of pages: 400
A career-spanning, slipcased monograph in two volumes presenting the work of one of Asia's most thoughtful and innovative architects.
This career-spanning monograph in two volumes presents the work of Vo Trong Nghia, one of Asia’s most thoughtful and innovative architects. His two main themes – green architecture and bamboo as a building material – form the basis of this celebration of his designs, which make clear reference to Vietnam’s troubled past and to the architect’s own adherence to the Five Precepts of Buddhism. From the Wind and Water Bar, his first foray into building with bamboo, to resorts, art installations and the pioneering residential series House for Trees, Vo Trong Nghia: Building Nature is a timely exploration of what it means to build green.