The Building of An Architect

The function of a building is just one of many things an architect has to think about when designing From a layman’s perspective, the business of architecture resonates with grandeur. The word calls to mind grand designs and an intellectual flair, but as Marek Obtulovič tells it, these are images conjured up by the egomaniac, who … Read more

Keeping Vietnam Cool

Architect Charles Gallavardin speaks about bioclimatic architecture and the decline of air conditioning On a typically sweltering saigon day, the type that makes you thankful for air conditioning, the office of T3 Architecture Asia is cool and comfortable, located down a lush alley in the Thao Dien neighborhood. Not surprisingly for a firm that has … Read more

Saigon’s Visual Identity, Who and How

Saigon is expanding at breakneck speed. In order to learn more about what might happen, what will happen, and what should happen, Oi spoke with a number of informed, invested, and expert sources on Saigon’s progress, development and identity. Our expert panel: Andrew Currie Co-Founder & Managing Director of OUT-2 Design & Workplace-Asia www.OUT-2.com Lam … Read more

Saigon’s Visual Identity, Today to Tomorrow

Saigon is expanding at breakneck speed. In order to learn more about what might happen, what will happen, and what should happen, Oi spoke with a number of informed, invested, and expert sources on Saigon’s progress, development and identity. Our expert panel: Andrew Currie Co-Founder & Managing Director of OUT-2 Design & Workplace-Asia www.OUT-2.com Archie … Read more

Saigon’s Visual Identity, Yesterday to Today

Saigon is expanding at breakneck speed. In order to learn more about what might happen, what will happen, and what should happen, Oi spoke with a number of informed, invested, and expert sources on Saigon’s progress, development and identity. Our expert panel: Andrew Currie Co-Founder & Managing Director of OUT-2 Design & Workplace-Asia www.OUT-2.com Archie … Read more

Imminent Saigon

In less than a decade Ho Chi Minh City has transformed itself into Asia’s most dynamic boomtown. But in its dash to the future, will the city still called Saigon make room for its past? SAIGON. Some might look around and say: ‘Saigon? More like Saigoing.’ This city, first named for a forest kingdom as … Read more

Championing Champasak

An ancient city in Laos rises to the heritage challenge… Imagine for a moment traveling back 1,000 years to explore complex palaces and temples nestled in the mountains where nature and humanity lived in harmony. Where a vast landscape of the legendary Khmer empire was created on the Mekong River using the mountaintop and river … Read more

Nothing Hidden, Everything Sacred

Sketching the textures of Vietnam… “In the secular West, where nothing is sacred, everything seems hidden; yet in Asia, where nothing is hidden, everything is sacred.” ― Steve McCurry, photographer of the iconic “Afghan Girl” image. McCurry was speaking of India, “where millions have no home but the streets, virtually every life event is carried … Read more