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Concrete office complex is Brutalism at its sharpest – Curbed

V-shaped structures create unusual spaces On the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam, a strange office complex has taken shape. Slabs of concrete pitch together into triangular points, turning the building exteriors into a modern Brutalist fortress of sorts. Vo Trong Nghia Architects, known for creating impressive compositions of concrete and greenery, designed the buildings …

Is Vietnam’s ivory trade fuelling the elephant poaching crisis?

VIETNAM’s illegal ivory markets are still thriving, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Over two surveys conducted between November 2016 and June 2017, TRAFFIC’s researchers found more than 10,000 ivory items being offered for sale across 852 physical outlets and 17 online platforms. This suggests …