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New bamboo: the everyday material that has become a symbol of Vietnamese culture


Norrie, H, New bamboo: the everyday material that has become a symbol of Vietnamese culture, Brickworks, (26 February) (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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In one generation, rapid urbanisation has transformed Vietnam from a rural-based economy to an increasingly globalised economy. As the country changes economically and environmentally, it also transforms culturally. This is expressed through new buildings and urban spaces that are becoming increasingly more ‘international’ than identifiably local. Within this ever-changing context, there are attempts to maintain a connection to the increasingly fading remnants of Vietnam’s built cultural heritage. Bamboo, traditionally regarded as a ‘poor man’s material,’ has emerged as a symbol of Vietnamese culture, offering new directions for contemporary architecture.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:bamboo, architecture, vietnam
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Norrie, H (Dr Helen Norrie)
ID Code:132563
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2019-05-13
Last Modified:2019-05-13
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