Bamboo, definition of
This is one of nature’s most sustainable resources, grown without pesticides or chemicals, 100% biodegradable and naturally regenerative. Bamboo is actually a tropical grass with an extensive root system that sends out an average of four to six new shoots per year, naturally replenishing itself and growing to heights of 60 feet or more. Some bamboo species grow up to four feet per day and can be harvested every three to four years. There are over 1,000 documented uses of bamboo, from furniture to ply boards that match the properties of conventional wood to a replacement for disposable plates and utensils.
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- Off-grid bamboo bungalow embraces nature in Thailand
When Mr. Phol asked Bangkok-based architecture studio TOUCH to design for him a private home in Thailand's north-central province of Petchabun, the brief came with a challenge — the home would have to operate entirely off the grid. Set approximately...
- Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles
Mexico City-based NOS has come out with a design to address one of the many causes of plastic pollution that consumers tend to overlook: toothbrushes. The company’s Everloop toothbrush combines a reusable, recycled plastic handle with replaceable bristles...
- Northern Chinas largest bamboo pavilion covers nearly half an acre
After years of building bamboo houses across rural China, Italian architect Mauricio Cardenas Laverde completed his largest bamboo project yet — the Bamboo Eye pavilion, a 1,600-square-meter structure constructed entirely from 5,000 locally sourced...
- Bamboo electric bike is designed for Kathmandu locals and tourists
Designer and Fulbright scholar Lance Rake has teamed up with local bamboo builders at Abari in Kathmandu to design an electric cargo bike made out of sustainable materials...
- Ramboll helps Lombok locals build earthquake-resistant bamboo housing
In 2018 when Lombok was struck by several earthquakes, some measuring up to magnitude 7, local communities around the seismic region were greatly affected. After the series of earthquakes settled, there were over 500 people dead, 445,000 people homeless...
- Turtle-inspired bamboo shelter contracts to half its size in case of extreme weather
With extreme weather wreaking havoc around the world, there is a need for resilient shelters more than ever before. EEMY Architecture and Design has created a sustainable and resilient structure that can withstand nearly all severe conditions. Delta is...
- Rammed-earth walls make up a beautiful retreat hidden in the Zhejiang mountains
Hidden in the misty mountains of Zhejiang, a new eco-sensitive resort made from local materials entices visitors with spectacular views and laid-back charms...
- Passive solar school in Indonesia celebrates the natural landscape
In the Indonesian city of Tangerang, Jakarta-based design studio RAW Architecture has completed the School of Alfa Omega, a new school that emphasizes a connection with the outdoors...
- Bamboo Luum Temple preaches sustainable development in Tulum
Unchecked development in the rapidly growing Mexican beach town of Tulum is threatening to destroy the region’s environment. In hopes of inspiring more sustainable growth, local architectural firm CO-LAB Design Office created Luum Temple, an eco-friendly...
- This eco-friendly bamboo restaurant was built in just 5 weeks
Crystal-blue waters, luxury accommodations and tropical appeal aren’t the only draws of Sundy Praia, São Tomé and Príncipe's first five‑star resort. The sustainably minded destination is also home to an award-winning restaurant designed by French...
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