Traditional laterite building and architect in Hanoi's suburb

 Laterite, a highly compacted and cemented type of soil and rock, has long been used for construction and sculpture in Thach That district, just 30 km away from Hanoi.



A laterite mining site in Thach That 






Laterite can easily be cut into brick-shaped blocks for building.






In Vietnam, laterite is called “Da Ong” as its rough surface looks like beehives.






A man is carving a laterite block.











A man is making the wall of a laterite well in Dung Da workshop in Binh Yen commune.







A tool set for turning laterite into products






A laterite wal






A laterite house in Binh Yen











The Thai Binh Communal House was built with laterite.

















A laterite animal sculpture











A house in Binh Yen commune made of laterite















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