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Mosaic of Recycled Windows Dresses Up This Lovely New Community Kitchen in Vietnam

Given a limited budget and heaps of abandoned furnishings, Vietnamese firm Block Architects managed to give this old rental house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam a vibrant new face and an awesomely airy interior. Beyond the salvaged tables, chairs, lampshades, etc., which can be seen deployed throughout the house, the biggest recycling feat is no doubt seen in the facade that extends over the roof, a colorful collage of traditional shuttered windows. Bigger openings on the facade also bring in sunlight for the abundance of indoor trees and plants arranged around kitchens, gardens, and atriums. This made-over "Vegan House" now hopes to be an inviting new cultural hub, where people can meet and cook food (of the vegan type in particular, naturally.)

· Vegan House / Block Architects [ArchDaily]
· Wild Vietnam Home Squeezes a Bunch of Tiny Houses into a 10-Foot-Wide Lot [Curbed]