This exposition booth was exhibited in the Vietnam Architecture Exhibition 2012 held in Hanoi for 5 days in April, 2012.

With rectangular dimension of 3 x 8.6-meters and a height of 4.2-meter and weighing more than 10-tons, the booth was constructed in two days by using approximately 500 culms of bamboo as the only material. To cope up with the short construction time period, the bamboo was placed straight like brickwork to create a massive wall, floor and roof in a minimalist manner. Three 8.6-meter-long culms were aligned horizontally and connected to each other, making one masonry unit. Stratified units created the longitudinal wall of the booth, while the lateral end was composed of small pieces of bamboo, which were cut into 60 and 80cm lengths, and laid like bricks.

Built in 04. 2012
Exhibition booth
Exhibition period
20.-24. Apr. 2012
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wind and Water House JSC
Nguyen Quang Phuc, Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Design credit
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Arhitects)
Design team
Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Takashi Niwa, Kosuke Nishijima