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Bamboo Buildings

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, 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. Arch: Inside the Great Wall House, China. Bamboo ceilings, bamboo walls. Bamboo ceilings, bamboo walls. Bamboo dining room at Great Wall House, China. Passive House by Karawitz Architecture closed on the north side, open on the south. Close-up of bamboo shutters by Karawitz Architecture. Related:  Bambu

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: Solar-Powered Bamboo House

Le bambou et leurs divers usages Maisons, cabanons, mobilier, ustensiles en bambou Il existe plus de mille trois cent espèces de bambou répartis dans le monde entier, Amérique, Afrique, Océanie et surtout l'Asie: le bambou résiste sous tous les climats même à -20 °C. Le bambou est une ressource quasi inépuisable. Le bambou est une plante à tout faire qui présente la particularité de se travailler comme le bois et d’engendrer une étonnante richesse de savoir-faire artisanaux. Malgré ses multiples métamorphoses et ses nombreux mérites, cette “herbe magique“ tend dans les pays où son usage est quotidien, à être présentée comme le matériau du pauvre et finit par être supplantée par les matières plastiques alors que dans le même temps, sous d’autres latitudes, elle est considérée comme un matériau du futur. La bambouseraie à d'Anduze (Nord de Nîmes) - Un très beau parc à visiter, avec quelques cabanons en bambou - et un centre de formation orienté vers les pays du Sud Lien Dômes en bamboo

The Reality about Building with Bamboo What does it cost to build a bamboo house? This is the million dollar question everybody likes to have a clean cut answer too. But, make no mistake, building with bamboo requires resources! The myth (and book about) "Grow Your Own House" let people believe that building with bamboo is far cheaper than any other building material. In reality however (at present time), this is a utopia. First of all, from the roughly 1500 known bamboo species on the planet, only a hand-full of them can be used for construction. Every bamboo species has it's own structural and mechanical properties. However, Guadua as a cultivation crop still doesn't have the popularity of Teak, which is one of the most popular "reforestation investments" for foreign investors in Central America. Another myth that circles the Internet; Bamboo is naturally resistant against biological degrading organisms! Still Interested in Building with Bamboo by Now? Considerations Before Building with Bamboo 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

maisons en sac de terre Vous trouverez ici une méthode de construction de ces habitations. Nader Khalili explique que ces maisons sont extrêmement résistantes. Le principe en est simple. On creuse la terre, et on en remplit des sacs de toile que l'on empile soigneusement pour ébaucher la forme de la maison à construire. Si le village expérimental qu'il a construit à Hesperia, à l'orée du désert au nord-est de Los Angeles, a des allures de taupinière, ce n'est pas par hasard. Tout repose sur le principe de la forme arrondie, explique Nader Khalili. A voir: Où trouver les sacs ? Chez des grossistes de tissu on peut trouver de la jute. Il faut ensuit la couper et la coudre soit par ces propres moyens (c'est long mais pas vraiment difficile avec une bonne machine) ou le faire chez un professionnel (bâcher, voilerie). Les images illustrant cet article proviennent du site Cal-Earth de Nader Khalili. Où visiter ces constructions ?

Appropriate Building Materials: a Catalogue of Potential Solutions: Examples of building systems: Bamboo houses • The examples of bamboo houses shown on the following pages are taken from the excellently illustrated bamboo construction manual by Oscar Hidalgo Lopez (Bibl. 24.07). • All the structural components and most of the non-structural parts (floors and wall cladding) are made of bamboo. Only very little timber is used and the roof covering can be of any suitable, locally available material (eg thatch, fibre concrete, ferrocement, metal sheeting, cement mortar, or even stabilized, water-resistant soil mortar). • The bamboo components are joined either by means of lashing materials, dowels, bolts or nails. • On account of its low resistance to biological attack and fire, protective measures are necessary (see section on Bamboo). Further information: Oscar Hidalgo Lopez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Apartado Aereo 54118, Bogota, Colombia. Construction of a Coffee Plant (also suitable for dwelling) (Bibl. 24.07) Positioning of the supports and erecting the structural framework

Traditional Bamboo Floating Homes Updated A Vietnamese architecture firm with a portfolio of modern public buildings has turned its hand to perfecting indigenous low-cost houses. In contrast to the very-low-cost housing ideas we’ve covered recently, this one relies mainly on a local material that can be grown sustainably: bamboo. It’s a modular design which they say could be mass-produced; on the other hand, individual units could also be owner-built on site. H&P Architects estimate their homes could be built for $2000. They posted their design, “Low-cost bamboo housing in Vietnam,” on Designboom, providing lots of wonderful graphics but minimal text. Two bamboo houses. The houses can be either floating—using recycled oil drums as floats—or terrestrial. The architects paid a lot of attention to air flow, as these houses will be unconditioned in a hot climate. Wall constructions details. Bamboo is a grass, botanically speaking, much larger than most grasses. Village of bamboo housing.

Tiny Houses Made Of Bamboo, Hiding Inside Abandoned Hong Kong Factories With more than 7 million people living within a little over 400 square miles, Hong Kong doesn’t have much space for new housing. It’s also an incredibly expensive place to live--so much so that the poorest residents often end up renting tiny, rundown “cage homes” that are only big enough for a bed. Architects from AFFECT-T now hope to help with a new set of modular bamboo homes that can be built as a mini-neighborhood inside old factories and other former industrial buildings. The factory walls would provide protection from weather and insulation, along with hookups to city services. “Residents of these small structures would live in the city center--able to use public transportation, and close to shopping, family, and jobs,” says Dylan Baker-Rice, principal at AFFECT-T. Each small house is made with bamboo because it’s strong, lightweight, and easily available; it was once commonly used for housing in the area and is still often used for scaffolding.

Deformed Dome: Bamboo Hut Builds on a Modeling Mistake People marvel at the final digital renderings and physical representations created by architects and architecture students. Rarely, however, does the public get get to see the study models that are an essential part of the design process – even rare still: a finished product clearly based on a mistake that was made. This remarkable project was borne out of an error in the model-making process that became a real-life building opportunity. A student of?Pouya Khazaeli Parsa thought building a dome was fairly straightforward, and started creating one with full-length poles arcing up toward the center and back down along the opposite edge. Instead of starting over, the student finished the model – the dynamic form was surprisingly compelling, and provided a shell-like opening along one end. Bamboo provides the structural framework, remaining alive and flexible during construction (hence the green in the images).

Documentary reveals Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnam's visionary bamboo architect Rapidly developing nations are a wild frontier of sorts for sustainable design and architecture; often building codes are lax or non-existent here, allowing local architects to experiment more freely with unconventional ideas and materials. Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects is one of these pioneers, having made their name with their award-winning projects made out of bamboo, as part of a larger movement to re-define a locally appropriate architecture that is distinctly Asian, affordable, durable and environmentally friendly. In this episode of Rebel Architecture, Al Jazeera English's six-part series on architects who are “shunning the glamour of ‘starchitecture’ and using design to tackle the world’s urban, environmental and social crises,” director Nick Ahlmark takes us behind the scenes to see for ourselves what Nghia's bamboo buildings mean in the larger context of Vietnam and beyond. © Vo Trong Nghia Architects © Vo Trong Nghia © Vo Trong Nghia via Designboom

Talks to Elora Hardy, Founder of Ibuku, About the Creative and Sustainable Potential of Bamboo We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible bent-bamboo buildings take the cake. The Bali-based bamboo building team already has luxury villas, houses, schools and infrastructure buildings in their portfolio, and is renowned for their dedication to using traditional Indonesian building techniques. We spoke with the firm’s founder and CEO, designer Elora Hardy, about vernacular architecture traditions, her involvement with designing bamboo buildings, and the reasons behind her vocational change from high-end fashion to sustainable architecture Photo by Rio Helmi INHABITAT: Before founding Ibuku, you had a successful career in fashion. What prompted this change in direction? Elora: I visited Green School just as construction was completing in 2010, and it blew my mind. INHABITAT: Can you describe the dynamic of your design and construction process? + Ibuku

The Green School Showcases The Incredible Potential of Bamboo Construction in Indonesia The Green School was established side-by-side with the non-profit Meranggi Foundation, which develops bamboo plantations by presenting seedlings to local rice farmers. The project also harnessed the talents of PT Bambu, an architecture firm specializing in bamboo architecture. PT Bambu is responsible for the bamboo portion of the Green School’s campus, which consists of four classrooms, a drop-off center, faculty housing, offices, cafes, bathrooms, a gym, and the Heart of the School, a spiraling, multi-story building for school functions. Along with the beautiful bamboo construction, the eco-school’s curriculum focuses on sustainability and offers many scholarships to local Balinese children. + PT Bambu + The Green School Photo credits: PT Bambu and Ahkamul Hakim

Tour This Incredible Green Village in Bali of All-Bamboo Homes, Crafted By Ibuku Ibuku (formerly called PTBambu), a design-build firm located outside of Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, is the visionary behind both the Green School and the Green Village. So far one home in the community has been built and is a spiraling canopy of bamboo set amidst the lush jungle above the river. Everything is made from bamboo, from the window frames to the staircase, tables, chairs, floors, and even the cabinets and the walls. The amazing craftsmanship in this home exemplifies what is possible with the fast-growing, renewable material. Green Village is within walking distance of the Green School and is built with the same principles of sustainability. + Green Village + Ibuku Artist Weaves Together Massive Basket-like Bamboo Tunnel for Australian Music Festival A big challenge at music festivals is finding shelter from the heat and sun, but a sprawling bamboo art installation gave attendees at last year's Woodwork Folk Festival plenty of shade to stand under. Taiwanese sculptor Wang Wen-Chih teamed up with the Sydney-based architecture and design-collective Cave Urban to create Woven Sky, a 300-foot-long shaded tunnel and tower installation in Woodford, Australia. Woven together from locally harvested bamboo and radiata pine logs, the sprawling tunnel took 40 workers and volunteers three weeks to build. Located north of Brisbane, the Woodford Folk Festival is an annual music festival that celebrates a wide variety of music genres for six days and six nights. Built as the entrance to the festival’s main amphitheater, Woven Sky was constructed from materials that Wen-Chih and the architects harvested within a 12-mile radius of the site. Related: 5,000 Arms to Hold You: Starn Brothers Build the World’s Largest Bamboo Construction + Wang Wen-Chih