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The Vietnamese-Exclusive Nam House in Hackney, London

By: Katherine Vong - Published:   Updated: Jul 5 2011 • References: platform5architects & designscene.net
The Nam House in Hackney, London, was designed by Platform 5 Architects for London’s Vietnamese community. The Nam House operates like a village, where everyone knows your name (that is, if you’re Vietnamese), and is complete with retail space, offices, apartments, and hotels linked around a central courtyard garden.

The Nam House in Hackney also incorporates bio-diversity elements including green spaces in the courtyard, roof gardens, and facade.

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