Vo Trong Nghia on meditation, living with nature, and protecting our planet
the vietnamese architect also discusses the important role that meditation plays in his life. vo trong nghia and his firm meditate for two hours each day, a practice that he says improves focus, reduces stress, and increases productivity. the architect also explains how the five precepts of buddhism, rules that prevent lying, stealing, and other vices, impact his work and society in general. ‘when we make architecture, we never use photoshop to submit the work because photoshop is one kind of lying,’ vo trong nghia explains. ‘if we create architecture without a license for revit or 3ds max, that is stealing.’ read the interview in full below, and explore more of VTN’s acclaimed work on designboom here.