Urbanist Hanoi

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 materials such as leather and silk. This approach allows such companies to distinguish themselves and compete in a marketplace flooded with goods that cost less but don’t have an identity strongly connected to craft, tradition and place.

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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 to share actions everyone can do to help.

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