The casino in the communist city
Author(s)Tran, Jennifer, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Yung Ho Chang.
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The casino in the communist city is a contentious place of hidden desires, perceived debauchery and luxury. Accessible only to foreign passport holders, casinos in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known required by law to be housed in 5-star hotels as one room establishments, tucked away on Entering a casino in HCMC is akin to crossing a border: passports are checked and photocopied and signatures must be signed. The proposed casino re-imagines the program's entrances and the relationship between ... affording both populations subversive and unexpected views. This thesis claims that through subdivision, and contrast, the Vietnamese can partake in the activities of legal gambling without trespassing. Gambling tourists, on the other hand, are knowingly fed through the efficient and luxurious physically separated from - but visually connected to - the rest of the city.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (p. 43).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology