Le Ba Dang Memory Space - Ho Viet Vinh Architect & Partners



The landscape architecture of the museum with an area of 16.000 square meters is actually a full-scale “Lebadang Space” artwork. The paintings, sculptures, installation and “Space” artworks of the world-renowned artist Lebadang are periodically rotated with exhibition contents and display methods up to international standards. The museum is the realization of artist Lebadang’s dream about “an immense artwork, a cosmic landscape, a life in harmony with nature and towards eternity”. That the museum is located in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, reveals his dream of Hue becoming the capital of Vietnamese contemporary art and culture in the 21st century.

“Đường mòn lối nhỏ  lượn vòng quanh

Trăm hoa đua nở khoe hình sắc 

 Thấp thoáng hương quê gió nội đồng

 Toàn chân đón cảnh mây trời hiện

 Một chốn tiên bồng giữa thế gian.”

“Small paths that revolve around

Hundreds of flowers in bloom

Village hidden behind rice fields

Flying clouds in the sky

What a great place. ”

Architect Ho Viet Vinh

Le Ba Dang Memory Space brings the image of Co Loa into a unique creation of Vietnamese people. The emotions are depicted into the ground like a giant painting. The winding winding road leads us into the colorful reality picture, people and nature become one, the soul settles, the emotions flow. The flowers are so brilliant, the birds chirping, the wind breeze overflowing clouds, and everything resounds with true voices pulling our mind back to our childhood dream.

Location:Huong Thuy, Hue
Team:Ho Viet Vinh
Tran Thanh Hai
Le Van Thoi
Ngo Dang Linh
Civil Engineer:Nam Viet
Contractor:Rickenbach Development and Construction
Interior Designer:Eric Mignagd
Lighting Designer:Elek Co, Ltd
Structural Engineer:Nam Viet
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Nestled quietly under the canopy of the coconut forest swaying in the gentle breeze, the simple house comes into existence thanks to the reflections of the dawn sunlight. The house has a simple modern look, inheriting the shape of a traditional house with 3 compartments and 2 wings, with a large veranda surrounding it. The veranda is a transitional space and acts as a climate regulator for the whole house. Not only that, but it is also a place where countless activities connect people with the surrounding open space. The rooms all open to the garden and the doorways pull the garden into its deepest recesses. The nuanced transitions of time and space also take place in the cut of this patio.

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450 Sq.m

Project Team
Ho Viet Vinh, Tran Thanh Hai, Tran Thi Thu Ha

Collaborators Quang Nhat Furniture, RitaVo Company, KOHLER

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Da Dia Reef panorama, Phu Yen-Vietnam, photo by Vinhho.2016

The interlocking rock columns are arranged naturally,

Shoulder and shoulders depict rapids,

Standing likes the shape of the mountain,

Look down at the waves of the sacred place.

Ho Viet Vinh

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Concept design

Ancient Greek legend has it that the pig was the favorite animal of Demeter – goddess of crops and farming on earth. This was the holiest god for the Greeks. Since ancient times, people have used pigs to sacrifice this goddess. The magical transformation that turns humans into pigs appears in many myths, such as in Homer’s epic Odysseus. In this story, the crew of the hero ship was turned into pigs by the goddess Circe. Pig is one of the 12 animals that represent the 12-year cycle of Dizhi of China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, North Korea and many other countries in Asia. It is associated with the Zodiac Pig. Those who believe in Chinese astrology have always attached pig characteristics to people born in the year of the Pig. Those born in this year are often considered lucky and have a prosperous and leisurely life. PIG House is life within and beyond the form of this animist.

PIG House Model

Next project | Glay Pottery Gallery

Inspired by Professor Thai Kim Lan’s collection of more than 7000 ceramic artifacts recovered from the Perfume River, an idea was born to revitalize the artifacts to match their value. All ceramic products are born from the earth and mature through fire. The heat of the fire has hardened the earth to the test of time. Dark red painted steel will represent this tempering property. The contrasting pairs of hot-cold, hard-soft are applied in the language of placement to highlight the value of time and place.


Type:Art Gallery
Location: Thai Kim Lan Garden house
Team:Ho Viet Vinh
Tran Thu Ha  

Next project | Wooden Carving House

For generations, the wood carving skills of Hue carpenters have been recorded in history. Embossed strokes on the arms, upper, piercing, tickle have revealed the subtlety that lies in each wood grain. The touch is really delicate, when the chisel touches the wood grain to remove the excess, the shape of the phoenix flowers and leaves appears in the emptiness of space. The touch of the wooden panel is not simple, the dual frame system creates a “layer overlap”, creating space depth, turning the limit into infinity. Thanks to these decorations, Hue’s palaces, temples, palaces, mausoleums and houses have transcended material limitations to reach the heights of emotional art to become a UNESCO World Heritage. The proud lies in the delicately carved soul of the talented craftsman from all over the country, wanting to offer beauty to the Buddhas, the Kings and the Ancestors.


Type:Garden House  
Location:Thu Duc City
Team:  Ho Viet Vinh
Duong Dinh Vinh

Next project | Mine Art Gallery

Cam Pha coal mine was established by the French in 1886 with the name Société Francais des Charbonneges du Tonkin under King Tu Duc. The stratigraphic structure of the coal mine is deepened in the shape of deep underground terraces. The coal seams gradually revealed themselves in the light that cut through the valley. The jet black color of greed mixed with the reddish brown color of the earth and the dry dust in the air: all blended to create abstract colors tinged with depth. The project is inspired by the block of coal seams that overlap in opposite directions. An inverted image of the coal seam structure to represent the remaining void. Construction materials are taken from coal seams to form stacked bricks. Space, materials and scenery seem to blend together to create the mood of the miners.


Location:Campha City  
Team:Ho Viet Vinh
Mai Que Vu  

Next project | The Ideas competition for Thu Thiem Master Plan

The idea for the Thu Thiem master plan is to create a peninsula filled with trees and water. The urban spatial morphological structure is towards the average spatial scale in harmony with the existing urban space scale. The central square is connected by canals that lead the flow through the wetland forest. Surrounding the Saigon River are open parks, creating a gap connecting with the high-density  urban space on the west bank of the Saigon River.

The idea of ​​​​the master plan of the Thu Thiem new urban center has surpassed more than 29 other contest projects (14 international and 15 Vietnamese), becoming one of the projects that won the high prize after the project selected by SASKI Inc. Company.  Some ideas of this alternative have been added in the detail planning of the concept of SASAKI.

The selection committee includes famous urban experts at home and abroad such as: Professor John Lang-New South Wales, Professor William S.W. Lim-Singapore, Prof. Nguyen The Ba, Prof. Nguyen Manh Thu, …).

The late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet looked at the plan


Type:Urban planning
Area730 hectar
Location:District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Team:Professor Nguyen Trong Hoa
Master of Urban plannning Ho Viet Vinh

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Maison de Corail


The concept of the project is a hybrid space, there is no determination or boundaries. We want a space that integrates botany, meditation and art where people can feel free to take care of themselves, slowly with relaxation. Using nostalgia and natural matter, crafted by artisan hands, paintings that desire to finding beauty in imperfection but real environments. The facade make by breezeway blocks to allow sun and wind in, to avoid artificial air conditioning systems. The general purpose is to create a minimalist lifestyle in which a slow passing of time. The lava stones react shades to the sunlight movement along the day. Various forms are manifested by the light gradually moving. A spiral staircase along the courtyard has a rendered banister and concrete treads. It leads up to an open art workshop and meditation space.

“Ẩn tàng chốn lạ mà quen
Lá chen mây trắng hoa chèn sắc hương
Ngõ vương ánh nắng qua đường
Yêu thương đọng lại khu vườn ngày xưa.”

“Strange but familiar hidden place

Leaves insert flowers into white clouds

Light alley across the street

Love leaves the old garden. ”

Architect Ho Viet Vinh

Location:Ho Tram, Ba Ria Vung Tau
Team:Ho Viet Vinh
Tran Thanh Hai
Le Van Thoi
Ngo Dang Linh
Contractor:Cuong Quang Construction
Interior Designer:Ho Viet Vinh
Photographer:Ho Viet Vinh
Structural Engineer:Nam Viet

Next project | PHU DOAN PLAZA

Phu Doan Plaza in existing condition

Phu Doan Plaza at Committee Popular of Thua Thien Hue province (also called City Hall) is a lively and contemporary embodiment as a “Hue ancient capital”. Today the Plaza is an inclusive hub of Hue’s life outdoors but for decades this was not the case. Prior to renovation Plaza was an uninviting and inaccessible maze of raised and sunken terraces, hidden passageways, and gloomy malnourished trees. The opportunity for change raised the park, both physically and metaphorically, to the prominence of its location at the foot of Hue City Hall. The Plaza provides universal accessibility by bringing the entire site to street level, and encourages use throughout the day. The entire Plaza, with its generous lawn, interactive fountain, café, and ample seating amidst green groves of native plantings, are all built atop the nexus of Hue City center’s multi-modal transit system and acts as a connective gateway to all neighborhoods. The park functions as a 8.190 sq.m creating a welcome all-season spot for relaxation and public recreation.

Performing art in front of Hue City Hall
Art Light Performing at night
Outdoor Ampitheatre in front of Perfume River


  • Landscape Forms
  • Granite Stone
  • Advanced Soil Technologies

Plant List:

  • Bombax ceiba
  • Asian palmyra palm
  • Laurus nobilis
  • Cinnamomum camphora


Type:Public Realm
Location:Hue City, Thua Thien Province
Team:Ho Viet Vinh Ngo Hai Tan
Duong Thi Thanh Thanh
Nguyen Dinh Nhat Thu

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Space in Between
The layered space by buildings