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.
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