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LT 250, The Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney

148 City Rd

Darlington, NSW 2006

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Despite the rapidly growing economy in Vietnam, many families are still living in very poor conditions in Mekong Delta. Many structures are damaged because of land subsidence and the intolerantly harsh tropical weather.

In this talk, Vo Trong Nghia will discuss how his S HOUSE project has responded to this situation by providing affordable, durable and easy-constructible houses for low-income dwellers. Designed to be built for under $4,000 USD and last over 30 years, the project challenges notions of sustainability and cost, proposing an optimistic look at the future of affordable housing.


Vo Trong Nghia
Vo Trong Nghia studied architecture at the University of Tokyo before returning to Vietnam to establish Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2006. Through a series of award winning projects, Nghia has developed sustainable architectural design by integrating inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills with contemporary aesthetics and modern methodologies. Nghia has received numerous international prizes and honors, including: World Architecture Festival Award, ARCASIA award, WAN 21 for 21 Award, and FuturArc Green Leadership Award. In 2012, he was selected as Architect of the Year in Vietnam. Besides running his architectural practice, Nghia has continued to be involved in architecture at the grassroots level by teaching at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2011.


The Wilkinson Series 2017: Content + Connections
is a talk series that aims to ignite ideas and provoke conversations. The search for embodied content in work connected to the architecture, design & planning of our environments remains critical. This lecture series explores perspectives on projects and ideas at the intersection of style, substance, place and people.

Series Directors: Matthew Mindrup & Cath Lassen

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LT 250, The Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney

148 City Rd

Darlington, NSW 2006

Australia

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