Bamboo has been a significant tree of villages in Northern Vietnam (I’m sure that you can see it in every village of Red River Delta), and it has been told in folk stories. A Vietnamese legendary hero, Saint Giong, chose a bamboo cane as weapon. It is also central to the plot of Vietnamese legend: The Hundred-knot Bamboo Tree, the tale of an impoverished laborer who, with some divine intervention, overcomes impossible obstacles to marry the love of his life. Bamboo spikes and spike-traps have been used from long time ago till now, in wars, and daily life.
Bamboo is a traditional material for housing. Nowadays, designers have brought it to higher level, an innovative way of employing the traditional materials and means of construction.
1. Bamboo house in Tay Ninh (and it’s for sale!)
A green home is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable, by a Vietnamese-American guy in Tay Ninh province, Vietnam. Owner of this house, Mr. Dang Cong Hao, has listed on Wall Street Journal at one million US Dollars.
2. Architect Vo Trong Nghia and his magnificent works
Architect Vo Trong Nghia and his team have been awarded many prizes for their bamboo designs, I can say he built his “brand” in this field. He combines aerodynamics, natural aspects, and art, which create harmonious, sustainable and functional design. I have not had chance to visit all his works in Vietnam, but I would love to visit the one in Ho Chi Minh City, soon!
wNw (Water and Wind) Cafe – Thu Dau Mot, Binh Duong province
wNw (Water and Wind) Bar – Thu Dau Mot, Binh Duong province