VERDE VIERNES! – Green to the Roots – nWn Bar

May 4, 2012

The wNw Bar located in Vietnam truly reminds us that being “green” is in our roots and doesn’t have to be complicated.  It employs vernacular building traditions in its structure and passive cooling systems.  “A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 units, each of them is made of several bamboo elements bound together. The building uses natural wind energy and the cool water from the lake to create natural air-ventilation. On the top of the roof there is a hole with a diameter of 1.5m for the evacuation of hot air from the inside.”

 

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Phu Tho district, Thu Dau Mot Town, , Vietnam
Project Completion: 2008
Construction Area: 250 sqm
Photographer: Phan Quang

 

 

Photos and quotes provided by: http://www.archdaily.com/220071/wnw-bar-vo-trong-nghia/

 

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