Beautiful bamboo archways add dramatic flair to a Xiamen restaurant

December 6, 2017 by  
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Our favorite Vietnamese architecture firm is nearing completion on a gorgeous bamboo restaurant in Xiamen, China. As reported in ArchDaily , Vo Trong Nghia Architects is close to finishing the Ting Xi Bamboo Restaurant, a striking building with capacity for 200 people. The sculptural restaurant champions the beauty and strength of bamboo, used in its 14 fan-shaped support columns. Bamboo is a favorite material of Vo Trong Nghia Architects. The firm’s eco-friendly work is helping to increase popularity of a renewable material that many Asian architects and developers dismiss as flimsy. At Ting Xi Bamboo Restaurant, the bamboo used is treated with traditional Vietnamese techniques to naturally improve the material’s strength and durability. The reinforced rods are grouped into 14 “quadrilateral” columns that fan out near the top to create dramatic archways down the center of the restaurant . The sculptural columns, spaced eight meters apart, support a pitched roof with a maximum height of 6.4 meters. Long overhanging eaves provide extra protection from the elements. The restaurant will also be slightly curved in plan so that a person standing at one entrance wouldn’t be able to immediately see the entrance on the opposite end. A smaller green-roof ed building that sits behind the restaurant will be built of local brick and house the bathrooms, kitchen, staff room, and storage. A pond is located to the south of the main building. Related: Luxurious bamboo beach bar and restaurant bolsters spa in Vietnam Despite its open-air appearance and the architects’ proclivity for breezy buildings, the restaurant will rely on air conditioning, not natural ventilation , for cooling, per the client’s request. Custom-cut glass will be fitted into the archways and skylights installed to let in extra light. + Vo Trong Nghia Architects Via ArchDaily Images via Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Posh new Vietnamese hotel with a lush green facade brings guests closer to nature

November 28, 2016 by  
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Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects completed construction earlier this year on the Atlas Hotel in historic Hoi An. The 48-room hotel features lush green balconies and a long list of alluring amenities to draw tourists to the unique accommodations. VTN is well known for incorporating live plants into its designs, sometimes to the point of obscuring most of the building facade, and the Atlas Hotel is a prime example of that unique approach to architecture . The architects’ new hotel design owes its biggest impact to 100 cantilevering concrete planters, which hold the brilliant green plants that gush forth from all of the building’s balconies, as well as narrow corridors and the hotel’s rooftop. The facade, made primarily from locally-sourced sandstone, provides the perfect backdrop to the lush greenery. Coupling local sandstone with native plants offers a unique homage to the hotel’s environment, without creating even a hint of an eyesore. Related: Lush green rooftop terrace invites homeowners outdoors in the foothills of Vietnam Inside the hotel, the guest rooms are minimally appointed and filled with daylight , which streams in from the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The Atlas Hotel also features a serene swimming pool sitting in the property’s protected courtyard, surrounded by trees and grass in a park-like setting. An onsite restaurant and café operate all day long, and guests can lounge in the expansive communal dining room that opens onto the pool deck. Other amenities include a wellness center offering spa and massage services, and a fitness room. + Vo Trong Nghia Architects Images via Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Green Ladder pavilion turns bamboo into “green steel”

March 3, 2016 by  
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Vo Trong Nghia builds a lush rooftop pavilion with nothing but bamboo and rope

November 9, 2015 by  
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Fast-growing Bamboo Keeps Costs Low for Tiny Vo Trong Nghia Housing Prototype in Viet Nam

December 12, 2012 by  
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Vo Trong Nghia’s ‘Stacking Green’ House is an Urban Oasis Bookended With Planters

July 9, 2012 by  
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‘Bamboo Wing’ is a Stunning Vietnamese Restaurant Made Entirely From Bamboo

March 29, 2012 by  
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