When we first showed the work of Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, it was his glorious tube house that had a wall of white planters. Now he has built a condominium housing project for Ho Chi Minh City that looks like that early project writ large.
It's composed of three twenty-two storey towers with roof gardens connected by suspension bridges, turning it into a giant linear garden.Designboom notes that "with many current developments in Ho Chi Minh City expediting the loss of greenery, the roof garden feature and green screen façade is regarded not only as a dedication to the comfort of inhabitants, but also a contribution to the wider urban landscape.
The bamboo in the planters will shade the apartments from the sun, and evidently also provide "structural flexibility against storms." Lots more images on Designboom.