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Hanoi-based architecture honored at Asia Architecture Design Awards

A number of resorts, restaurants, and offices in Vietnam have a combination of modern architecture with indigenous elements, including the connection between nature and human living space.

The Ngo (Alley) House (D.O.G House) in Hanoi is one of the winners of the Asia Architecture Design Awards (AADA) held in Singapore on July 17.

Creating a living space close to nature is a very important thing to help people achieve balance and relaxation in their accommodation in the context of Hanoi's urban rush, rapid development, and unbalanced ecosystem, according to Arch Daily.

Inheriting the native architecture of the traditional tube house, the Alley House is a passive cooling house that maximizes the green area from the entrance, courtyard, and roof garden. The green spaces from the alley garden to the courtyard are filled with natural light and wind traps, while the roof garden helps reduce heat and insulate the building.

Unlike the tube houses that race to access the main street, this house retreats to create a garden, using silence to control the bustle of the city and green infrastructure to overwhelm the surrounding urban concrete. Alley House is the synthesis of the trend of environmental protection while preserving both tangible and intangible cultures.

Other Vietnamese architecture honored at the AADA include Mai Chau Culture Resort in Hoa Binh, Grand Tourane Nha Trang Hotel, Tre Dining in HCM City, and Xuan Thao Residence in Long An.

 The Ngo (Alley) House is among the winners. Photo: AADA

The AADA is considered a prestigious platform to celebrate exceptional architectural achievements across Asia's diverse landscapes, highlighting the innovative and visionary designs that reshape and define this dynamic region's built environment.

The 2023 Asia Architecture Design Awards winners represent a diverse range of architectural typologies, demonstrating the industry's breadth and depth of talent. From awe-inspiring skyscrapers to sustainable urban developments or furniture design, the winning projects demonstrate a harmonious blend of aesthetics, functionality, and environmental awareness.

"These exceptional projects have truly distinguished themselves through their remarkable design solutions, innovative applications, harmonious integration with their surroundings, and unwavering commitment to sustainable practices. These visionary designs reflect the vibrant and dynamic spirit that characterizes Asia, as they boldly push the boundaries and redefine the very possibilities of architecture," said Alberto Beretta, Chief of Judges for the 2023 Asia Architecture Design Awards.

More than 400 projects from countries across Asia submitted to the contest.

In 2023, the award has 30 categories in 6 main fields: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Furniture Design, Architectural Design Firms, Interior Design Firms, Furniture Manufacturing, and Retail Firms.