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For buyers, Hanoi’s gold-plated apartments do not glitter

Some Hanoi apartment developers use gold plating, but many of their projects remain unfinished for years and some are in legal limbo.

Elliptical kitchen island in Saigon villa a conversation starter

A unique kitchen island inside Saigon villa is fashioned as an ideal place for family members to hang out.

Architects with chutzpah put a pool in Saigon living room

A narrow land lot becomes a vast residence with a three-storey continuous garden and a swimming pool in the living room.
April 20, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

A modern house in central Vietnam goes Cuckoo

The Cuckoo House in central Da Nang City, inspired by the famous clock, looks like an old fortress from a distance.
April 16, 2019 | 08:55 am GMT+7

Blaze devastates Notre-Dame, Paris firefighters fear for one bell tower

A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral Monday, destroying the roof of the historic Paris landmark in a roaring blaze as firefighters battled to prevent one of the main bell towers from collapsing.
April 16, 2019 | 07:41 am GMT+7

US weblog fetes ‘House of Light and Wind’ in northern Vietnam

A Phu Tho residence that saves energy with natural ventilation and heat insulation has won kudos from ArchDaily.
March 22, 2019 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

Woman held after blaze in chic Paris area kills eight, injures 30

A woman has been detained as part of a probe into a fire in an apartment building in Paris that killed at least eight people and injured about 30.
February 05, 2019 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

Hanoi seeks to flout building height regulations near Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi is seeking to license two buildings near Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake whose height will exceed the maximum permitted height for buildings.
January 06, 2019 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

Concrete and coral: Beijing's South China Sea building boom fuels concerns

Subi reef in the Spratly archipelago is now home to nearly 400 individual buildings built by China.
May 25, 2018 | 08:04 am GMT+7

Everything is awesome at this Lego-shaped kindergarten in Saigon

The chief architect says he wants the building to inspire creativity not only in the kids but the teachers as well.
May 21, 2018 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

Saigon's historic architecture 'could be demolished' for admin center expansion: official

Officials said there are other ways to preserve built heritage, such as keeping a model of it.
May 02, 2018 | 08:29 pm GMT+7

HCMC presents artist impressions of new futuristic headquarters

A U.S. firm has been asked to renovate the building with the public in mind.
April 17, 2018 | 01:48 pm GMT+7

Saigon pagoda gets a facelift to give new home to relics of Buddhist monk who set himself on fire

Take a look at at a 35-ton copper statue in this revamped place of worship. 
November 18, 2017 | 10:19 am GMT+7

Disaster-hit nations must rebuild better or risk losing insurance, experts say

New construction must be low in carbon emissions and built on safe land at less risk of destruction.
October 14, 2017 | 11:03 am GMT+7
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