At the foot of the ancestral castle of Oka, a small information center tells the history of the enclave beneath an expressive play of roofs clad in a lattice of smoked bamboo. A bamboo gallery marks the garden’s boundary, leading to an elevator that
The uniformity of globalized China has not altogether marked the region of Guanxi, home to an ethnic group – the Zhuang people – of deep-rooted customs, isolated amid steep karst mountains. Against this imposing backdrop, in 2004 the film director Z
In Rudrapur, a village in the Dinajpur District of northern Bangladesh, stands this mud and bamboo construction that houses a therapy center for people with disabilities and a workshop for Dipdii Textiles, a clothes-making project for local women tha
Distinguished with the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, this bamboo construction in South Kanarchor harbors a kindergarten, a professional training center, and a hostel. Carried out by the Dhaka firm of Saif Ul Haque, the 'amphibious' structure
The Mexican firm Co-Lab built this yoga pavilion in the heart of the Caribbean town Tulum’s Lúum Zama residential development, the masterplan of which is also by the practice of Joana Gomes and Joshua Beck. Taking inspiration from Félix Candela, Luum
Castaway Island Resort is located on a beautiful tiny island in Cat Ba Archipelago, a well-known tourist destination in Vietnam. The site is only accessible by boat, which takes about two hours from Hai Phong port. The resort has room for up to 160 g
Freespace, the optimistic motto chosen for the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – Grafton Architects –, defends that architecture can be generous and functional at the same time. In line
Located close to the center of Son La City and surrounded by mountains covered with dense tropical vegetation, this series of pavilions inspired in traditional Vietnamese architecture completes a touristic resort with a new multipurpose space. The pr
The province of Son La, north of Vietnam, is an area with abundant nature of untouched forests and beautiful mountainscapes. Even with its strong cultural and natural beauty, there was little development or accommodation for tourists to recognize the
The pavilion, with an area of 782 m² and capacity for 300 students, is integrated into the school complex with a structure of bamboo trusses treated with borax salt, built on site, and placed with the help of a crane... [+]
This pavilion is a multiuse space, 10 m high with a floor plan of 9.2 x 30 meters, in the centrally located Huludun Park. Its structure, built with 320 bamboos grown over three years and 30.000 bamboo leaves, evokes the experience of ‘walking through
The design and building processes of this 120 m² pavilion were supported by digital tools. The different bamboo pieces – curved beams, grid, and tiles – were prefabricated and assembled on site, and the envelope is completed with methacrylate... [+]
Based on the combination of vernacular methods and materials and digital techniques, the bamboo village represents a natural, artisanal, and socioeconomic utopia.
The remains of the courtyard of an old house are reused in the construction of a new multipurpose civic space that is constructed using local bamboo, in keeping with the buildings around it.
The building adopts the traditional typology of a house laid around a courtyard, and uses vernacular construction solutions including brick walls and bamboo roofs.
With their simple thatched roofs and intricate bamboo structures shaped like baskets, the pavilions together evoke the image of a traditional Vietnamese village.
Kept open on its longer sides in order to maximize ventilation, the factory is built with cheap and locally available materials, such as bamboo stalks and concrete blocks and tiles.
The warped roofs formed by braiding innumerable sticks and stems of bamboo together are supported by steel pilotis that raise the building over a swamp and paddy field.
The structure houses the workshop and exhibition gallery of a local artist and expert in Celadon pottery (traditional in the place). The building goes up on a two-meter high stonework plinth, right across from the main bridge that leads to the site o
Consisting of two hostels and a guest house, the complex built for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale typologically and constructively reinterprets local traditions. The floor plan is devised as a series of concentric rings of differing condition and mater
Each with a space of 3 x 4 meters and 20 bamboo parts of 6 meters that can be connected, tied, or assembled, the 22 designs study, through different structural solutions, the possibilities of the building material and the construction methods... [+]
Both the house and the office prototype are constructed with fiberglass roofs and polycarbonate facades, with interior surfaces clad with bamboo. The space inside is subdivided by curtains and different floor heights to create furniture elements.
This childhood center in Villa Rica (Colombia) is equipped with spaces for education and recreation, and provides food and health services to 200 newly born, 300 children, and 100 pregnant mothers. Financed mainly with funds from international cooper
Xitou Village, hidden in the green hills and clear waters of Baoxi Town, Longquan City (Zhejiang Province), is one of the birthplaces of the Celadon ceramic culture. Inconvenient transportation somewhat shields it from the influence of rapid urbaniza
Recently launched conceptual designs for 360-meter-tall bamboo skyscrapers from a team of Paul Runaghan of Farrells and Jim Fleming of Buro Happold offer an exciting new use of a traditional material hailed as a ‘green steel.’ However, a simplistic r