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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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As Interest in Bile Wanes, Rights Groups Rush to Save Remaining Captive Bears

Vietnam’s interest in bear bile is waning, a positive sign signaling the end of the country’s scores of bear farms. However, conservationists are faced with a brand-new set of problems: how to save th...

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Hanoi’s Motorcycle Rescue Team Saves Motorists From Nighttime Breakdowns

Ever wanted someone to rescue you when you get a flat tire on a dark, rainy night?

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Hanoi Sees Slight Rise in Cases of Dengue Fever

This month, 41 cases of dengue fever were recorded in Hanoi between August 6 and 12, as stated by the city’s Department of Health.

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Hanoi to Spend $2.6m Conserving Co Loa Historic Complex

The project includes the central Co Loa Citadel along with surrounding constructions in Co Loa, Duc Tu, Viet Hung and Uy No communes of Dong Anh District.

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[Photos] MIA Design Studio's Dream Office Erases Boundary Between Interior and Exterior

Located next to the Saigon River in Binh Thanh District, MIA Design Studio's office is simple, open and efficient.

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[Photos] This West Lake House Is the Perfect Place for a Weekend Getaway

Sometimes you need a home away from home.

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[Photos] Maison T: A Dream Bachelor Pad in Hanoi

Nghia-Architect has unveiled an inviting new home called Maison T in Hanoi’s Dong Da District.

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Typing Vietnamese, Part 2: The Vietnamese Diaspora, Unicode and the Ubiquity of Unikey

This is part 2 of our two-part series on the history of Vietnamese-centric typing technologies. Part 1 can be accessed here.

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Vietnam Is Taking Bold New Steps to Reduce Emissions, Including Utilizing Pig Waste

While a controversial suggestion to reduce emissions by banning motorbikes in the capital by 2030 has been suggested, some in Vietnam are also beginning to create biogas from pig waste.

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Hanoi Opens First Private Robotic Surgery Clinic

Medical automation has officially arrived in the capital.

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[Photos] Hanging out at Nha Trang’s Breezy Container Hostel

Anyone who’s traveled Vietnam on a shoestring knows hostels are not necessarily the most glamorous of accommodations. Nha Trang’s Ccasa Hostel, however, goes against this standard with its bright and ...

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Google Maps Introduces Motorbike-Specific Navigation Mode in Vietnam

The feature was first developed in India.

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Sophia the Robot’s Message to Vietnam: 'You Are Already Halfway There'

On July 13, an international conference on Industry 4.0 in Hanoi featured Sophia, a social humanoid robot, as a guest speaker, and she had a message for Vietnam.

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[Photos] This Quang Ninh Community Center Is Made From Bamboo and Earth

An architecture firm in Vietnam has proven once again that you can create something aesthetically pleasing and highly useful from the most humble and commonplace materials.

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[Photos] Vo Trong Nghia Transforms Rest Stop Into Bamboo Oasis

Thirty kilometers from Hanoi, local architect and global sensation Vo Trong Nghia recently completed another project fashioned almost entirely out of bamboo.

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Vietnam's First Autonomous Car Project Begins Pilot Phase

Yay or nay?

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Typing Vietnamese, Part 1: Language, Identity and Technology at a Crossroad

My first exposure to the computer traces back to my primary school years when computer classes were conducted once a week. In order to study computers, students had to migrate from their usual classro...

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Sophia the Robot to Give a Presentation in Hanoi Later This Month

Sophia, an AI-equipped social humanoid robot from Hong Kong’s Hanson Robotics Ltd that has been a Saudi Arabian citizen since October 2017, will speak alongside scholars and authorities at an internat...

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[Photos] Da Lat Architects Transform Abandoned House With Transparent Skin

After 20 years of abandonment, this crumbling, countryside Da Lat house was in rough shape. However its owner, whose father had built the structure himself, still had fond memories of the long-empty h...