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[Photos] A Dreamy Da Nang House to Nurture Future Generations in Nature

Named after Chi and Vi, the daughters of the owners of the house, Chivihouse is the brainchild of the architects at Hinz Studio, based in Saigon and Da Nang.

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Proposed Hai Phong–China Train Route Raises Concerns Over Hefty Price Tag

From Hai Phong, the 390-kilometer line would run through Hanoi and Lao Cai before reaching China’s Hekou County.

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[Photos] Above Quang Ngai’s Red Roof House, a Vegetable Garden Thrives

The house was built for a middle-aged couple in their 50s who have been living in the area for most of their lives.

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JICA Suggests Urban Railways Could Help Reduce Air Pollution in Hanoi, Saigon

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is helping authorities to develop a measuring, reporting and verification system for Vietnam’s urban railway systems.

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E-Waste: How the Ghosts of iPhones Past Haunt Vietnam's Low-Income Communities

The current e-waste crisis in Vietnam is one example of global environmental apartheid.

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The Campaign Aiming to End Vietnam's Gruesome Buffalo Fights

Sharpened horns, gashed eyes and slashed skin are hallmarks of buffalo fighting festivals that animal rights organizations are trying to close down.

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Vo Trong Nghia Studio Wins Dezeen’s 'Architect of the Year' Award

Vo Trong Nghia and his studio have established a reputation both in Vietnam and elsewhere for incorporating local and inexpensive materials in their designs.

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Being Human: How Can We Cope With Climate Change Grief?

Urbanist Hanoi is proud to announce ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health.

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[Photos] In Da Nang, a Symmetrical Twin House for Two Close Friends

Have you ever loved a friend so much that you build a house to cohabitate with him and his family?

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Vietnam to Build First-Ever Undersea Tunnel Beneath Ha Long Bay

The project has already attracted three investors including Nippon Koei, FECON and Transport Engineering Design Inc. 

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[Photos] A Communal House in Son La Inspired by Indigenous Headscarves

Inspired by the headscarves worn by ethnic minority women in the area, the Son La Province structure appears to be drifting across the lush landscape on a pollen-sweet breeze.

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In Vietnam's First Awake Brain Surgery, a Patient Is Conscious and Singing

The patient, a 36-year-old businessman, was awake for two of the surgery's six hours, during which he sang and conversed with doctors to assure the procedure was not damaging areas of his brain needed...

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70% of People Who Shop Online Use Facebook Messenger to Communicate with Shops

Facebook Messenger is by far the most popular messaging app for Vietnamese who shop online.

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[Photos] New Hanoi Library Allows Kids to Read, Climb and Learn about Aquaponics

Many libraries around the world are becoming dusty, outdated institutions, with some struggling to retain members. Others are considering digitization to attract new members. This new, open-air librar...

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FLC Proposes 100,000-Seat Stadium, F1 Track, Zoo, Theme Park, Golf Course in Hanoi Complex

Last November it was officially confirmed that Hanoi will host Vietnam’s first-ever Formula One race. With their latest proposal, FLC Group is taking development plans in the capital to a whole new le...

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Climate Change Is Forcing People Out of the Mekong Delta

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit. The 18m inhabitants of this low-lying river...

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[Photos] This Spacious Garden Home is an Antidote to Hanoi's Cluttered Suburbs

ODDO architects have combined red bricks and rooftop garden spaces to create a spacious family home in an otherwise claustrophobic suburb. 

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People With Disabilities Make up Over 7% of Vietnam's Population: UNICEF

According to a recent UNICEF study, there are 6.2 million people with disabilities in Vietnam, accounting for 7% of the country’s population.

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Vietnamese Bile Farms Are Collapsing, Yet Bears Continue to Face Neglect

Consumer interest in farmed bear bile seems to be declining in Vietnam, according to a new study. But this isn’t necessarily good news, researchers say, because it raises concerns for both captive and...

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Quang Tri Hospital Saves Man From Methanol Poisoning by Feeding Him 15 Cans of Beer

Alcohol poisoning is a common problem in Vietnam, but this is among the handful of times when beer acted as an antidote, instead of the poison.

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Coffee Production in Vietnam Faces Dark Future Under Climate Change

Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns may cost Vietnam 50% of its current Robusta coffee production areas by 2050. Experts agree the situation looks dire, but there is hope that the count...

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[Photos] Local Architects Create Modular Rest Stop Amid Nghe An's Tea Oasis

Instead of making over an old apartment or creating towering domes out of bamboo to exercise their creative muscles, a local architecture firm decided to create an abstract “gazebo” out of modula...

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Across All Vietnam, Hanoians Expected to Live the Longest

According to the latest official statistics, Hanoi currently boasts the nation's longest life expectancy.

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[Photos] A Visit to Da Nang's New Cutting-Edge Coffee Roaster

The Da Nang coffee roaster and shop epitomizes Vietnam’s craft coffee culture.

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Hanoi to Construct Waste-to-Electricity Processing Plants in Response to Growing Trash Issues

In an effort to solve Hanoi’s growing trash problem, the city plants to build multiple waste-processing plants that will convert trash into electricity.

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In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts

Vietnam’s fake document industry has upgraded for the information age.

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Vietnam To Control Antibiotics Abuse Using E-Government

Will a nationwide portal help reduce antibiotics abuse?