Designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, the ‘Water & Wind Cafe’ is an exceptional bamboo structure which features a 30-foot bamboo frame covered in a local bush plant. There is a pointed open dome that allows light to infuse into the interiors. The most fascinating part of this structure is that you wont find a single nail used in the build process. Nghia’s passion for creating green design & love for bamboo is evident with his efforts in building a factory in Vietnam where bamboo is treated and given its warm brown colour. Most of his bamboo built structures are created to last for a minimum of 20 years. “At the end of the day, if you have to remove or take apart buildings. You won’t end up with piles of concrete that’s destructive to the environment.” – adds Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia