Bamboo Building: Stunning Bamboo Structures from Around Asia
Bamboo is a construction material commonly associated with Asian culture and tradition. In most Asian countries, bamboo is used to create structures like suspension bridges, fences, houses and a bamboo building. This fast-growing tree is known to be even stronger than oak, making them more than ideal for typhoon-prone countries like the Philippines.
Today, you’ll be taking a glimpse of the most stunning bamboo structures around Asia. Check out the photo gallery below.
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Mason Lane Farm Equipment Building, Goshen, Kentucky made from locally grown bamboo by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Mason Lane Farm Equipment Building by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
The structure above was built to hold hay and farm equipment, with the open lattice design intentionally done to allow the hay to dry.
Great Wall House
Great Wall House, China, by Kengo Kuma & Associates
The Great Wall House is a multi-dwelling project near Beijing. Part of the construction requirements was to make use of local materials, so the designers opted for the inexpensive bamboo.
Inside the Great Wall House, China
Bamboo ceilings, bamboo walls
Dining room at the Great Wall Commune
The design of this bamboo building was inspired by the Great Wall itself, which lies straight ahead from the house. According to designer Kengo Kuma, “The Great Wall in the past partitioned off two cultures, but this Bamboo Wall would not only partition but also unite life and culture.”
Passive House by Karawitz Architecture closed on the north side, open on the south
Close-up of bamboo shutters by Karawitz Architecture.
Bamboo spiral – Green School by Ibuku.
The Green School is a large complex filled with stunning bamboo buildings. From the main center aptly named the Heart of the School to the Turtle Classroom, there is no shortage of wonder and awe in Bali’s Green School.
Green Village is a community of private bamboo living spaces made by the Ibuku Group. It is located on the Ayung River valley in Bali and serves as an extension of the Green School community. Each bamboo building in the area was made unique and custom-designed for their owners.
Black Bamboo walls at the Green Village, a planned community adjacent to the Green School.
A bamboo and canvas library with spinning oval door by Ibuku, Indonesia
Bamboo walls made from the center slice (cross section) of giant bamboo by Ibuku
Bamboo walls and ceiling beams
Children’s Activity and Education Center on Koh Kood
Bamboo with printed paper backdrop. Kid’s Den by 24H Architects, Thailand.
Dutch architecture firm 24H teamed up with bamboo specialist Jörg Stamm for the project. The Kid’s Den, which serves as a centerpiece, is in the shape of a manta-ray and is made of local Thai bamboo.
Even with all these features, the world is not this limited to bamboo architecture.