Bamboo Building Essentials. Building With Bamboo: 13 Super Sustainable Structures. It’s 100% natural, thrives in diverse climates, grows up to a whopping 39 inches per day and is super-strong; why isn’t bamboo already used more often as a building material?
While bamboo structures have long been common in Asia and the South Pacific, they’re only just gaining prominence in the rest of the world. From schools to disaster shelters, these 13 bamboo buildings prove just how strong, durable, eco-friendly and visually pleasing this perennial evergreen grass can be. Water and Wind Cafe, Vietnam (images via: vo trong nghia) Made almost entirely of bamboo without the use of a single nail, the Water and Wind Cafe in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam is just one example of incredible bamboo structures designed by architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia.
Bamboo Tower, Venice, Italy (images via: inhabitat) At the edge of Venice’s grand canal, a tower of bamboo seemed to sprout up organically over a period of a week. Green School, Bali (images via: greenschool.org) Solar-Powered Bamboo House. Bamboo, Wattle & Daub Yurt. Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Earthen Yurt | Posted on 23-06-2012 Tags: aprovecho, bamboo, daub, earthen, kiko denzer, natual building, reciprocal roof, wattle, wattle and daub, yurt Project led by: Kiko Denzer Location: Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, OR Date: August 2012 This earthen yurt was built as part of the ‘sustainable shelter series’ at Aprovecho.
The yurt is made from site harvested bamboo, lashed together using recycled bailers twine. It features a reciprocal roof, meaning that every beam is supported by all the beams in front, and in turn supports all behind it. The beauty of the yurt is the circular space it contains, we live so often in box shaped houses with box shaped rooms. The project made me think a lot about the underused power of the circle in architecture and society. The bamboo framework The bamboo framework anchors into the deck. Bamboo Buildings. Bamboo Buildings Grow it, build with it.
Phyllostachys aurea, Tetragonoclamus angulatus, Phyllostachys nigra f. punctuata,Phyllostaches bamb. violascens, Phyllostachys nigra f. 'Boryana',Phyllostachys viridis'Sulphurea', Phyllostachys bambusoides. (Illustration Photo by Wetterwald M.F.) Mason Lane Farm Equipment Building, Goshen, Kentucky made from locally grown bamboo by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, deleon-primmer.com Mason Lane Farm Equipment Building, holds hay and farm equipment, the open lattice design allows the hay to air dry. Great Wall House, China.
Great Wall House. www.commune.com.cn Arch: kkaa.co.jp Inside the Great Wall House, China. www.commune.com.cn. Bamboo House. Bamboo Vacation Home Casa Atrevida. Casa Atrevida is a luxurious bamboo vacation home located on Preciosa Beach in Costa Rica.
The 240 m2 house is primarily build with Guadua Bamboo and Teak and is earthquake and flood resistant. It was constructed in 2011 and features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and can host up to 10 guests. Casa Atrevida floats about one meter above the ground on concrete pillars and is build this way to protect it from river floods and excessive rain during the wet season. The house is divided into two parts, each with two floors and an open corridor that connects the two segments. Guadua Bamboo dominates the design, being used both for decorative purposes and as a structural material. Casa Atrevida features a rooftop garden with 30 different plant species that serve several functions. Thin sliding doors made from teak let air circulate freely in the rooms on the second floor, this creates cross breezes for natural ventilation during the day. Architect: Luz de Piedra Arquitectos Photography: Sergio Pucci.
Publications On Bamboo & Rattan - INBAR. Intn'l Bamboo Building Design Competition. Bamboo Architecture Collection. Bending Bamboo.