chapter  12
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Tropical and Traditional: Inventing a New Housing Model for the Old 36 Streets Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam

WithShoichi Ota

The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, has a thousand-year history since it was founded in 1010. Its old quarter, known as the “Old 36 Streets Quarter”, is still the commercial centre of the city and provides the core of urban activity.