Bamboo architecture and design

woven steel-bamboo hybrid pavilion urges experience of ‘the self, the few and the many’

studio bloom captures the essence of hong kong’s condition in their latest design – a woven steel-bamboo hybrid pavilion urging the experience of ‘the self, the few and the many’.
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oficina’s house louisiana in haiti is the end product of many voices and many hands

oficina believes that beautiful design gives a dignifying sense of ownership. with that in mind, and taking haitian louvres as an influence, artists were invited to create unique patterns for the doors and window louvres.

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H&P architects constructs bamboo-supported toilet for school in rural vietnam

the structure provides 300 primary school pupils with a clean bathroom facility which also integrates planting, farming and rainwater harvesting.

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simón vélez, the bamboo architect at the venice architecture biennale

he likes to call bamboo the ‘vegetable steel’, as it is an economical, renewable, extremely resilient, easily available material, capable of being used by people with very different building skills.

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ai weiwei hangs bamboo + paper kite creatures in paris’ le bon marché department store

using bamboo kite making as his language of expression, ai weiwei has hung a collection of chinese mythological creatures from the ceiling of the historic parisian department store.

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Penda’s bamboo pavilion could be expanded to create homes for 200,000 people


Architecture studio Penda has created a rope-bound bamboo pavilion as a mock up of a modular housing system developed to provide sustainable housing schemes for populations of up to 200,000 (+ slideshow). (more…)