Vo Trong Nghia Architects
A house in Ho Chi Minh City with half of its floors screened behind hollow concrete blocks and the other half exposed to the elements.
Fifteen conical bamboo columns support the roof of this waterside cafe designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects at a hotel in central Vietnam. The restaurant does not have any walls, allowing uninterrupted views across the surrounding shallow pools of water, and beyond that towards the neighbouring river and distant mountains.
This spiralling stone house in Vietnam has grass on its roof and an oval courtyard at its centre.