Zuo Studio builds arching bamboo pavilion over water in Taiwan

A pavilion of woven bamboo and steel by Zuo Studio arches over a body of water to create a shady place to sit in Huludun Park in Taiwan. Zuo Studio designed Bamboo Pavilion for the Taichung Real Estate Development Association as part of the 2018 World Flora Exposition. Its ridged form is designed to recall […]

Malaysian designers propose building colony on Mars from locally grown bamboo

Warith Zaki and Amir Amzar have envisioned using bamboo grown and harvested on Mars to build the first colony on the red planet. Named Seed of Life, the conceptual colony design comprises a series of structures woven from bamboo by autonomous robots. Malaysian designers  Zaki and Amzar designed the proposal to demonstrate that there may […]

Zigzag thatched bamboo roofs shade classrooms of school in Indonesia

RAW Architecture has designed a zigzag roof of thatched bamboo for a school in Indonesia, which is raised up on stilts to deal with its swampy site in Tangerang city. The Jakarta-based practice built the 300-student Alfa Omega School, which is longlisted for a Dezeen Award, on this challenging location in just six months. A […]

House of Marley’s wireless earbuds are made from recycled materials and bamboo

Music electronics brand House of Marley has created a pair of bamboo and recycled plastic earbuds as an “eco-conscious alternative” to plastic headphones. The Liberate Air wireless earbuds by House of Marley are made from a variety of sustainable materials such as aluminium, bamboo and a wood fibre composite made from sawdust, as well as […]

Vo Trong Nghia Architects builds Castaway Island Resort from bamboo

Thatched bamboo roofs shelter a beach hut resort built by Vo Trong Nghia Architects on a small island off the Cat Ba Archipelago on Vietnam‘s northern coast. Castaway Island Resort can house around 150 tourists, and sits on a 3000-square-metre strip of private beach sandwiched between a green mountain range and Lan Ha Bay. A […]

Tensile fabric roof stretches over bamboo structures at Raleigh Campsite in China

The Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology has completed a youth development facility, by renovating a former primary school and adding a series of covered bamboo campsite spaces. Located in the mountain village of Pingqiao, in southwest Guizhou province, Raleigh Campsite was set up to provide for the local village and employ local craftspeople, but also […]

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