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[Photos] Old Quarter Building a Bridge Between Space and Urban Density

This spacious building, designed by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, stands out amid the city's claustrophobic Old Quarter.

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Vietnam's Startup Scene Goes From Regional Laggard to Leader

Vietnam has transformed its startup ecosystem from the second-least active to the third-most active among ASEAN countries, trailing only Indonesia and Singapore.

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[Photos] In Hue, a Minimalist Tree House for Adults

Climbing trees and crafting a cozy tree house out of scrap materials might be a fond childhood memory for many. This new house in Hue provides its tenants with the same experience, except with the ame...

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How the Mekong's Mangroves Can Survive Against the Threat of Development

While Southeast Asia is known as one of the world’s fastest-growing economic regions, home to booming metropolises like Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, it also hosts some of the planet’s m...

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Who's Really To Blame for Southeast Asia's Ocean Plastic Crisis?

Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem, but what ...

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How Place Identity Helps Preserve Hanoi's Last Traditional Silk Village

The identity of luxury goods firms is often anchored in the creativity and skill of the artisans behind the objects. A case in point is Hermès, where workers spend years learning to work with precious...

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[Photos] A Hybrid Studio in Da Nang Where Business and Pleasure Mix

For many young Vietnamese creatives, establishing a home-based business where one can both relax in familiar comfort and further one’s career is the ultimate aspiration.

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Airport Authority Proposes $500m Upgrade for Con Dao Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has recommended an upgrade for the airport in Con Dao, one of Vietnam's most popular attractions.

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[Photos] This Nam Dinh House Is an Ode to Vietnam's Beloved Banana Trees

Maison A in Nam Dinh Province was built for a client's aging mother. She is very fond of the banana trees that once occupied the space and the new house has the broad-leaf plant in abundance.

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[Photos] This Delta Brick House Eases Modernity Into Tradition

The high nail gets the hammer, so this new home in Tra Vinh aims to blend in with the traditional homes surrounding it.

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How Vietnam's Robusta Farms Could Transform Into Vital Carbon Sinks

Coffee is one of Vietnam’s most important agricultural products, a crop that grows so well in the country’s Central Highlands that it has become the world’s second-largest coffee producer.

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Water Pollution's Effects on Human Health Can Reduce 3.5% of Vietnam's GDP

If not addressed, pollution alone could cost Vietnam US$12.4–18.6 million a day by 2030, the World Bank warns.

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[Photos] Blending in With Nature at a Rustic My Tho Coffee Shop

Set at canal-level, the serene coffee shop pays homage to the residents of the Mekong Delta who for centuries have built homes and communities betwixt channels, swamps and lakes.

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Japan to Help Clean Hanoi's Polluted To Lich River

Hanoi’s To Lich River is known for its heady fragrance and death-black palette, but that could all be about to change.

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77 Architects Cosign Request to Da Lat to Reconsider Development Plan

A new development plan, announced not long ago, will bring about major changes to Da Lat's central area.

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‘Who Made My Clothes’, an Exhibition Exploring the Human Cost of Fashion, to Launch in Hanoi Next Week

‘Who Made My Clothes?’ is a free exhibition as part of the global Fashion Revolution Week (22-28 April). The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the human cost and impact of the fashion industry and...

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[Photos] Saigon's Latest 'House for Trees' Is an Urban Garden on a Budget

The latest in the "House for Trees" project, Vo Trong Nghia Architects' new structure fills a tight space with greenery on a budget.

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Quang Binh Says No to Controversial Son Doong Cable Car Project

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park might be safe from invasive development projects, at least for the time being.

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[Photos] In Ben Tre, a Kindergarten of the Future

Who says schools have to be stodgy concrete blocks?

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In New Urban Plan, Da Lat to Demolish, Move Iconic Landmarks

Lam Dong People's Committee recently issued a major development plan for the Hoa Binh area in central Da Lat.