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Sharma Springs, 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.

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The Swing Pavilion: Lombok International Bamboo Architectural Festival. Highly expressive bamboo pavilion that use traditional bamboo craftsmanship as a construction method. Its geometry is based on the “Enneper Surface”, a double-curved surface that originates in the fields of algebraic geometry. The double-curved surface operates as grid-shell that uses the bending properties of bamboo for its strength. http://www.l-e-a-d.pro/projects/swing-pavilion/3054#sthash.Aq2Jf5rk.dpuf

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Building with Bamboo: 13 Super Sustainable Structures

This geometric bamboo structure is not located in Asia or in the tropics, but in the rather unexpected locale of Goshen, Indiana. American architecture practice De Leon & Primmer created the Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility as their entry into the 2010 World Architecture Festival. It houses farm equipment, hay and other stored goods. The bamboo stalks were laid out in a lattice grid fashion and assembled using galvanized rebar wire ties, providing perforated walls that let the wind dry…

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Bamboo Joints and Joinery Techniques

(row1) Beams formed by 4 or 6 members. The top row is separated from the bottom with bamboo/ wood slats so that the upper bamboos do not slide over the lower. (row2) Central double rafter. Wide range of applications in the construction of bridges & structures for rural facilities. (row3) Lateral double rafter. Each rafters secured independently at the side support & each other. Often used in rural bridges & structures. (row4) Lateral double rafters. Often as central support of bridges/sheds.

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This sculptural bamboo entrance designed for a Chinese flower garden was the first-ever project by architecture studio Penda, who this week unveiled a concept for a modular bamboo hotel

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