Wednesday, 26 July 2017 18:10

Renovating Ho Chi Minh City

In Ho Chi Minh City, as in many developing cities, there are those who support new development and those who support preservation. These two approaches are often characterised by their opponents as either destructive or nostalgic.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:38

The Sustainable City

In this modern era we assume that our cities will endure forever, despite evidence of past cities and civilisations that have imploded or vanished.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 18:10

Living Space

Vinhomes Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City

As modern Vietnam moves to a Korean or Singaporean style of apartment living, questions of how this will affect feelings of community remain unanswered.

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 21 November 2016 09:11

A Tale of Two Cities

Almost every major city has its Chinatown. Cholon in Ho Chi Minh City — spanning Districts 5, 6 and 11 — is the largest in the world.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:11

The Hidden Houses of Hanoi

One woman’s search into Hanoi’s glorious past.

Published in Briefings
Sunday, 09 October 2016 06:19

The Villas

Blink and they soon may all be gone

Published in Briefings
Monday, 05 September 2016 07:29

The Art and Architecture of George Town

Photo by Edward Dalton

A former British-settled port town, George Town in Malaysia is known for its multicultural heritage and vibrant street food scene. Yet it has something else to attract the erstwhile traveller — architecture and art. Words by Edward Dalton. Photos by Julie Vola and Edward Dalton

Published in International
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:03

Ed Haysom

Photo by Bao Zoan

An architect and an urban planner, Ed Haysom is involved first-hand in the creation of residential and non-residential projects in Vietnam. Photo by Bao Zoan

Published in The Final Say
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 06:05

Old Buildings

Photo by Francis Xavier

When I was a kid I never noticed old buildings. I believed that Vietnam should look modern, that newer is better. But when I took up photography, I began seeing things differently. I looked up, looked around, and suddenly the structure and details of these buildings began to intrigue me.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:54

Building of the Month: The Apartment Block

Today’s developers are no longer so interested in the communal living of the past

Published in Briefings
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