By Thai Binh  May 31, 2019 | 07:40 am GMT+7 A hemmed-in house in Saigon uses a non-parallel layout to have spacious rooms and plenty of natural light. The Lee House is built with 50 square meters of floor space in Ho Chi Minh City's District 7. It is hemmed in on both sides by other houses, and the owner also needs space for a garage. Architect Pham Ngoc Binh and his colleagues have tried to create more space and let natural light reach every floor with a layout that is not parallel, allowing sunlight to come into each floor through different angles. They used the front space as an indoor garage from which steps lead to the living room. The house’s design also narrows the space used by stairs while allowing easy, convenient access to all rooms. This is the first floor of the house. The common area includes a living room, and a kitchen connected with a dining room. This area stands at a higher level, separating the living space from the garage. The space … [Read more...] about Skewed house design allows more light, creates more space
Converted garage into living space
VietNamNet Bridge - The creator of the ‘waste-to-electricity and organic carbon technology specifically designed for Vietnam’ is Nguyen Gia Long, director of the Hydraulic Machines Company (HMC). PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc recognized his technique as a ‘creative work of Vietnamese intelligence’. Mr Nguyen Gia Long (first left) The technology invented by Long has a special significance because it is believed to be the best suited to waste treatment technology for the country. It can solve the question that European advanced waste treatment technologies did not – converting waste into electricity and organic carbon in the specific conditions of Vietnam where waste is not sorted at source. The outstanding advantage of the technology is the reasonable treatment cost. As the technology and equipment are made in Vietnam, the solution is affordable. In addition, waste treatment plants will not have to spend a lot on labour because of the high automation level. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese technology converts waste into electricity, organic carbon
In recent years, preserving the iconic Long Bien Bridge has attracted public concern in Hanoi. With a determination to maintain heritage, Vietnamese architects have worked hard to preserve the bridge for the next generation. A project that would transform Long Bien Bridge into a cultural art space of Vietnamese-French architect Nguyen Nga has received public attention. The project will be carried out under the private-public partnership model, with total investment of 215 million USD. The project has received warm response from many other architects and authorised bodies as the bridge will become a historical tourism site, attracting both home and foreign visitors. However, there will be difficulties in implementing the project. Long Bien Bridge has witnessed the ups and downs and historical moments of the capital city. Therefore, transforming the bridge into a museum is architects’ aspiration. After a century to serve its transportation function, the bridge has been seriously … [Read more...] about Long Bien Bridge expected to be turned into living museum
VietNamNet Bridge - With 80 million magnetic cards in circulation, commercial banks would have to spend trillions of dong to convert them into chip cards to ensure security. According to the State Bank of Vietnam, by the end of the third quarter, commercial banks had issued 147 million payment cards of different kinds. With the standards of domestic chip cards set by the State Bank, commercial banks can order chip card products from overseas as the standards are equal to EVM standards of international chip cards. With the standards of domestic chip cards set by the State Bank, commercial banks can order chip card products from overseas as the standards are equal to EVM standards of international chip cards. RELATED NEWS Are bank card criminals flocking to Vietnam? High number of bank cards are inactive Thanh Lich … [Read more...] about How much does it cost to convert magnetic into chip cards?
Waste disposal has become a major problem in countries all over the world, including Vietnam. New technologies could help reduce the number of landfills by converting waste into fuel for the cement industry. According to the Ministry of Construction’s figures, the total amount of solid waste collected in Vietnam was estimated at 15.6 million tonnes per year at the end of 2017. Around 71 per cent of this went to landfills, while only 29 per cent underwent intermediate processing. Some 23 per cent of total waste was processed and recycled and the remaining 6 per cent of residue from composting or burning facilities were buried. This resulted in 77 per cent of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Vietnam ending up in landfills. In Vietnam, MSW processing plants commonly use organic composting or burning technology, while disposing waste at landfills causes a negative impact on the environment. There are many reports of foul odours emanating from landfills, which seriously affect … [Read more...] about Turning industrial waste into gold