(row1) Beams formed by 4 or 6 members. The top row is separated from the bottom with bamboo/ wood slats so that the upper bamboos do not slide over the lower. (row2) Central double rafter. Wide range of applications in the construction of bridges & structures for rural facilities. (row3) Lateral double rafter. Each rafters secured independently at the side support & each other. Often used in rural bridges & structures. (row4) Lateral double rafters. Often as central support of bridges/sheds.

Bamboo Joints and Joinery Techniques

(row1) Beams formed by 4 or 6 members. The top row is separated from the bottom with bamboo/ wood slats so that the upper bamboos do not slide over the lower. (row2) Central double rafter. Wide range of applications in the construction of bridges & structures for rural facilities. (row3) Lateral double rafter. Each rafters secured independently at the side support & each other. Often used in rural bridges & structures. (row4) Lateral double rafters. Often as central support of bridges/sheds.

This geometric bamboo structure is not located in Asia or in the tropics, but in the rather unexpected locale of Goshen, Indiana. American architecture practice De Leon & Primmer created the Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility as their entry into the 2010 World Architecture Festival. It houses farm equipment, hay and other stored goods. The bamboo stalks were laid out in a lattice grid fashion and assembled using galvanized rebar wire ties, providing perforated walls that let the wind dry…

Building with Bamboo: 13 Super Sustainable Structures

This geometric bamboo structure is not located in Asia or in the tropics, but in the rather unexpected locale of Goshen, Indiana. American architecture practice De Leon & Primmer created the Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility as their entry into the 2010 World Architecture Festival. It houses farm equipment, hay and other stored goods. The bamboo stalks were laid out in a lattice grid fashion and assembled using galvanized rebar wire ties, providing perforated walls that let the wind dry…

Photo: Kimito Takahashi. “Light of Shodoshima”: giant dome constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs.

Photo: Kimito Takahashi. “Light of Shodoshima”: giant dome constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs.

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