VTN architects' bamboo 'bird nest' fluidly grows through vietnam's flagship UNIQLO
 

VTN architects' bamboo 'bird nest' fluidly grows through vietnam's flagship UNIQLO

known for its sculptural treatment of nature within the built space, vietnam-based VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects) introduces its ‘bird nest’ to the UNIQLO flagship store in ho chi minh city. the fluid installation is fabricated with slender, curving strands of bamboo, dynamically stretching across three levels alongside the retail space’s main escalator. with the project, VTN architects introduces a whimsical atmosphere to UNIQLO that warmly welcomes visitors. beneath the installation, the design team crafts a collection of bamboo benches, continuing the language of the new space.

vtn bird nest uniqlo
all images by hiroyuki oki

 

 

working with UNIQLO’s brand philosophy of comfort and sustainable materials, VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects) emulates the qualities of a bird nest with the flagship installation. the design team aimed to generate the sense of protection and nurturing, offering a welcoming atmosphere across each level of the retail interior. smooth, curving surfaces are carefully curated to maintain views through to the shopping area while maintaining an element of exploration as viewers pass along the escalator.  

vtn bird nest uniqlo

 

 

the intricate surfaces of the design are generated with bamboo strips wrapped around elliptical steel frames and steel pipes structures. bamboo strips are woven one by one to the steel frames from the hands of local bamboo craftsmen for ten days of continuous hard work. bamboo installation art expresses the image of simplicity and ingenuity through the use of local materials and craftsmanship. moreover, it creates a connection between modern life and traditional vietnamese culture.

vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlo vtn bird nest uniqlovtn bird nest uniqlo

 

 

project info:

 

project title: bird nest

architecture: VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects)

location: 35-45 lê thánh tôn, bến nghé, quận 1, hồ chí minh, vietnam

client: UNIQLO VIETNAM CO., LTD.

principal architects: vo trong nghia , nguyen tat dat

design team: to quang cam, nguyen hai dang, koji yamamoto

contractor: VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects)

completion: december 2019

photography: hiroyuki oki

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,072 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine