Naturalistic design near a Vietnamese lake
Vietnamese designers Vo Trong Nghia combined natural materials like bamboo with contemporary design practices to create the wNw Bar in Thu Dau Mot Town, Binh Duong, Vietnam.
Besides being culturally relevant, the bamboo structure also employs environmental functions, by drawing cool air from the surrounding water up through a hole in the roof of the structure.
A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 prefabricated units, each of them is made of several bamboo elements bound together. The building uses natural wind energy and the cool water from the lake to create natural air-ventilation. On the top of the roof there is a hole with a diameter of 1.5m for the evacuation of hot air from the inside.
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia