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Newsletter Ta Phin – Sapa – Vietnam Project

With the collaboration of Mr. Hoang Thuc Hao and his architect team, the design of the house is basically completed. The house will be a place for Ta Phin people to work, to learn and to exhibit their traditional products. Therefore, it should look very “Ta Phin”, and in the design, it is. The house is also attractive to tourists to serve its purpose as “promoting responsible tourism”. All the materials to build the house are local and ecological products.

An important concern of the architects is the climate condition of Ta Phin: it is not a joke. Usually Ta Phin is a lovely mountainous village with cool weather. However, it also rains a lot in summer, then turns foggy, moist and cold in winter. The winter is very harsh with powerful wind, frequent fog, and occasional snow. The house must be a comfortable place in any of those adverse conditions. The architect team has drafted many plans, and finally, the optimal one stands out. Of course, the construction should be very economically viable, so they have to calculate to every brick.

The picture very soon…


I am a passionate woman who follows her dreams. My strong personality and sensitivity is a reflection of the soul of this project. I arrived in Vietnam in October 2010 for a voluntary period, looking for a balance in my life, I just realized how important is the ethical and sustainable meanings in life, people and work.
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