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M.Sc. Nguyen Hai Binh

Ton Duc Thang University

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Nguyen Hai Binh is a lecturer at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University. He obtained a Master of Science in Media Architecture from Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, in 2009, and earlier, a Diploma in Architecture from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, in 2007. He also holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, earned in 2000.
Professionally, he has been part of the Architecture Department at Ton Duc Thang University since 2018. Prior to this, he served in the Construction Department of Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, from 2010 to 2018, and worked in the Consulting and Architecture Design Office at the University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City from 2001 to 2002. He was also associated with ADC Consulting and Design Company in Vietnam from 2000 to 2001 and is a Registered Architect in Vietnam since 2010.
His research interests encompass public building urban planning, development morphology, typology of building media architecture and teaching interests in design studios, synthetic design methods, and principles of architectural design and form composition. He was also a member of a research group from 2018 to 2020, investigating the impact of flooding due to climate change on housing in Nha Be and Can Gio (HCM City) and proposing solutions for planning and architecture to respond.

Paper Abstract

The Architecture of High-rise buildings in Coastal city: Approach from Ecoscaping Perspective. A case study in Nha Trang, Viet Nam

High-rise buildings make a significant contribution to the city landscape. Architects try to achieve the appropriateness of function, comfort, and aesthetics of high-rise buildings in their design. At the same time, the appearance of these high-rise buildings must also contribute positively to the urban landscape. This paper aims to provide an ecological and urban landscape approach to high-rise buildings in the coastal tourist city of Nha Trang, Vietnam with a rich natural landscape and topography. To achieve this goal, the authors’ primary methods include the scientific observation method; we also analyse the architectural morphology of the 30 most essential high-rise buildings along the coast of Nha Trang. The authors then compare their characteristics with typical patterns of ecological architecture. From there, we hypothesise that to apply and perfect ecological architectural forms for high-rise buildings here to create a new architectural language that is the contemporary aesthetic may be more interesting than the current ones, contributing to improving the landscape quality for the coastal tourist city of Nha Trang.

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