Vietnamese architect upholds “happiness architecture” philosophy

Vietnamese architect Hoang Thuc Hao won a gold medal of the Sia-Getz Architecture Prize 2016 for his design "happiness architecture".

SIA President Richard K.F. Ho said Hao's designs bring happiness to neglected communities in a modern society, particularly those in the countryside or ethnic minority groups. The biennial SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture, started in 2005 by Singapore's Institute of Architects (SIA) and Getz Bros and Co, honours talented architects who have significantly contributed to the progress of architecture in Asia.

Source: VOV5