MIA Design Studio was commissioned by Ashui—”a built environment media company”—to envision and develop a pavilion for architectural events. The structure is located in a sub-city in the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, titled Thủ Đức. Titled ‘The Straw Pavilion,’ the project occupies a parkland of vegetable and fruit gardens. MIA Design Studio intentionally focused on creating a pavilion that blends with the surrounding environment.
As the name might suggest, ‘The Straw Pavilion’ looks “like a giant pile of straw.” The object also is “an image of memory, one that belongs to the Vietnamese countryside.” MIA Design Studio developed the building in such a way that the structure “shifts” depending on the angle that individuals choose to view it from.
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