Why Bamboo?

In recent years, Bamboo has found fame as a rapid-growth, renewable building material of exceptional versatility. Not only strong, lightweight, economical, flexible and abundant, its beauty as an architectural element is also being captured and experimented with in ever more extraordinary ways by a growing body of bamboo builders and creatives, who become positively religious in their attraction to this wonderful plant.

Recommended Resources

Designing and Building with Bamboo  (PDF) A thorough introduction to building with bamboo by Dr Jules Janssen for INBAR (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan) 211 pages, 2000.
www.inbar.int International Network for Bamboo and Rattan – good source of information on many aspects of bamboo, especially their technical reports.
Bamboo as a building material  (PDF) Short introduction to building with bamboo by anonymous.
Bamboo Building and Culture  By Darrel DeBoer and Karl Bareis

An environmental, economic and practical assessment of bamboo as a building material for supporting structures – P. van der Lugt a , A.A.J.F. van den Dobbelsteen a, * , J.J.A. Janssen b



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