Vietnamese design firm NH VILLAGE ARCHITECTS sets sail its latest project, nambinh ship, along the waters of the huong river, also known as the ‘perfume river’, in the hue city of central vietnam. designed to provide a cultural experience for tourists, the nambinh ship comprises two outdoor terraces on each end of the boat and a dining area in the middle. The shape of the boat takes form of a leaf and is intended to blend in with the surrounding landscape, creating parallels with the natural elements of the world heritage site.
‘During the daytime, the ship serves tourists sightseeing from the river, while in the evening, it serves as a dining experience with traditional folk songs, that are popular on the perfume river.’ explains NH VILLAGE ARCHITECTS.
Built on wooden structures with bamboo accents, the ship sets sail from the source of the river, a mountainous area where traditional local folk houses can be seen along the river beds. the end of river connect to tam giang lagoon, just near the sea, a place people can enjoy a panorama of the sunset as a backdrop to the fishing villages. the layout of tables and chairs inside can also be arranged flexibly, allowing both large tourist groups and individuals to enjoy the dining experience.
Vietnam is a country with a high density of river networks. many rivers play a key role in the historical development of a city. NH VILLAGE ARCHITECTS hope to contribute to the development of these cities by inviting architecture above waters to not only provide touristic experiences but also for local housings provided to the villagers.