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Category: Cultural

January 22, 2017 /

Diamond Island Community Centre
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Diamond Island is an artificial islet on the Saigon River, lying on the fringe of a new emerging centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Thiem. Due for the development of a series of high-rise luxury apartments, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed a set of hut-like structures to make use of empty land during the sites gradual development. Scattered throughout the riverside park in lush vegetation, these bamboo pavillions act as flexible event spaces, hosting parties, banquets and conferences for the local residents as well as visiting tourists.

November 22, 2016 /

Wine Museum
XTU architects
Bordeaux, France

Branches of the vine, the flow of wine, fields of vines. Ethereal, enigmatic, atmospheric, rising magnificently from the mists of the river. Inspired by the spirit of the place, dedicated to the spirit of wine.

November 07, 2016 /

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Adjaye Associates
Washington, DC, USA

Washington, D.C., is one of the most architecturally uniform and meticulously planned cities in the United States. Awash in rows of imposing colonial buildings, each housing various arms of the nation’s federal government, the city posed a unique challenge to the designers of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the latest addition to the country’s arsenal of national museums. Previously housed in a small gallery inside the American History Museum, the NMAAHC is the newest standalone museum at the Smithsonian Institution.

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