Falling within the 'houses for trees' series of the Ho Chi Minh City-based practice of Vo Trong Nghia, this residence faces Ha Long Bay in northeast Vietnam, dotted with small elevated islands. With the intention of fusing architecture and nature, the pentagon-plan building's concrete facade presents perforations pierced by foliage. Stairs rise up six levels in a spiral around the perimeter, forming a transition space between inside and out and protecting the house against heat and noise.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.