Wind and Water Bar
by Vo Trong Nghia

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Vietnamese architects Vo Trong Nghia have constructed a thatched bamboo dome at the centre of a lake in Binh Duong Province (+ slideshow).

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Above: photograph is by Phan Quang

Stepping stones lead across the water and inside the Wind and Water Bar, which is used as a venue for music performances, local meetings and other events.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

The wooden structure of the building is assembled from lengths of bamboo, which are bound together and bent into arches.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

A circular opening at the centre of the roof lets hot air escape.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

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Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

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Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Above: construction photograph is by Phan Quang

Photography by Hiroyuki Oki, apart from where otherwise stated.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Above: construction photograph is by Phan Quang

Here's some more text from Vo Trong Nghia:


wNw bar

The wNw bar is located in an artificial lake next to the wNw café. To create a contrasting space to the cafe, the bar is designed as an enclosed space which can be used for different purposes such as music concerts, shows, ceremonies etc.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Above: plan

A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 prefabricated 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.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Above: site plan

As a new architectural element, the style of the two buildings of wNw becomes the focus of the landscape and work in harmony with the surrounding residential area. Although the function of the buildings is a bar, it has its own uniqueness and has become a landmark of urban landscape. It represents not only modernism but also traditions. The building gives a luxurious feeling but at the same time remains gentle in its atmosphere. The bar is now also used for town meetings and other social activities.

The two buildings originated from nature. They now merge in harmony with nature. With time they will return to nature.

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Above: section

Location: Binh Duong province, Vietnam.
Architectural design: Vo Trong Nghia

Classfication: Bar
Client: Vo Trong Nghia Co., Ltd
Project Address: 6/28T, Zone 3, Phu Tho district, Thu Dau Mot Town, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.
Completed date: Jan 2008
Main materials: Bamboo
Building area (Roof area): 270 sqm
Floor area: 270 sqm

  • cuneese

    Love everything but the furniture. Looks uncomfy and messy. A bit of colour wouldn’t have hurt either to make the space more enjoyable without stealing the scene from the dome.

  • Alex

    One of the prettiest things I have ever seen.

  • Rae Claire

    Appealing, but seems like doors could have been something with a little curve to them. They look sliced out as with a crude knife. Yes, the furniture looks uncomfortable, but that’s easily remedied.