In the Thanh An Tea Hills of Vietnam, Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects and Dang + Partners have worked collaboratively to design and install ‘Module+’: a white pavilion made from 2000 individual wooden pieces.
Positioned where the slopes of a green tea field end and the water of a lake begins, the sustainable pavilion has been designed as a gathering place for local tea farmers, and as a site for tourists to experience what the architects call, “the peace of theland”. Constructed over a period of three days by volunteers, the freestanding structure is easy to assemble—and similarly easy to dismantle. Crafted from 2000 cross-shaped pieces of wood that slot together at right angles, the breathable structure is held together solely by resistance. Its fragmented structure allows views of the landscape from within; designed, the architects explain, as “a link between people, architecture and nature”.