"This cultural centre in Senegal by Japanese architect Toshiko Mori was constructed using exclusively local materials and techniques – and has been recognised in the architecture category of the 2017 AIA Awards."
"The building's twisting roof shape provides shelter to enclosed workshop spaces and bedrooms at either end, with a central gathering space flanked on both sides by open-air courtyards."
At Eco Bamboo Africa we love everything bamboo, especially where inspirational design architerure comes in as showcased in the article below. This is just one more example of the versatilty and beauty of our favorite plant.
"‘mountain poetic’ is a project whose design background is to provide a landmark landscape architecture for the rice fields in yixing, lianhua dang, china, an area that is nationally known for its exemplary agricultural base. the town’s government wanted to build characteristic structures for their cultivated fields that can also double as duck sheds. the scheme selected and used the hexagon as the basic pattern, dividing it into large, medium and small sizes. through the repetition and superposition of these geometrical forms, an artistic effect is generated."
Standardization test are underway for various types of bamboo at the University of Pittsburgh with the aim of insuring that it conforms to the strict building codes of the construction industry. We've documented in previous article the superior strenght of bamboo and now more evidence is coming forth to support this. The cost effectiveness of bamboo makes it the perfect fit for the developing world and could be the perfect solution for construction projects in Africa.
"Building codes everywhere require strict standardization of tests for all materials, such as timber or concrete. But tests for bamboo have not been standardized, because it's not manufactured, but grown. So scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are testing several varieties of bamboo with mechanical properties that approach and even surpass those of softwood lumber. Their aim is to standardize the tests so that bamboo can be safely used in buildings.
Types of bamboo that have excellent strength-to-weight ratio grow mostly in tropical regions where they have been used in building for thousands of years."
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A recent composite decking installation in Val De Vie in Paarl, Western Cape by our installation partner Bamboo Warehouse. Once more showing how bamboo can create, transform and inspire.
Flood Proof Bamboo Houses
H&P Architects designs house build to withstand flooding: The architects used tightly-packed rows of bamboo cane to build the walls, floors and roof of the Blooming Bamboo Home, along with bamboo wattle, fibreboard and coconut leaves. Click here for full article.
Bali Bamboo House Of Dreams
Green Village Bali is an eco initiative led by Ubud’s Elora Hardy and her team at Ibuku – architects, designers and master craftsmen who pioneer all-new approaches to bamboo architecture and furniture design. Click here for full article or here for the video
Privacy and Style with Bamboo Poles
A rhythmic row of bamboo poles is placed at close intervals in front of the house to create a layer of privacy without obstructing the spectacular view of the river and the mountains beyond. The bamboo enclosure creates a dialogue between the interior and the dramatically changing landscape. Click here for full article. Create privacy in your living spaces with our versitile bamboo fencing product.
Modular Bamboo Treehouse
Design collective Penda has developed a concept for a flexible, portable hotel made from rods of bamboo, designed to bring guests closer to nature. Click here for the full article.
Bamboo poles were used to clad the facade and surrounding walls of this house in the Philippines by Swiss-Filipino studio Atelier Sacha Cotture. The street-facing facade presents a uniform surface of vertical bamboo poles that incorporates doors to the garage and the house's main entrance. Click here for full article or here to order your bamboo poles today!
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Inspiring video showing the versatility and beauty of building with bamboo, as well highlighting the value as a sustainable resource. The potential of bamboo is truly amazing. Click below for the not to be missed video of her TED Talk: