Bend & Build: Architecture with Bamboo (Hardcover)

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Bend & Build: Architecture with Bamboo (Hardcover)


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This book presents international projects with a focus on the amazing versatility of this eco-hero in architecture and interior design

Architecture involving and consisting of bamboo as a building material has developed into one of the most fascinating and dynamic areas of global building culture. The giant grass is found on all continents and, as the fastest-growing plant species, is in basically infinite supply. The unique material properties combining extreme hardness with low weight, strong compressive and tensile strength, and elasticity significantly contribute to this trend.

Bend & Build shows the amazing versatility of this eco-hero of architecture and interior design, whose applications have become significantly wider and more diversified This collection includes some of the finest, most creative, and cutting-edge bamboo projects of recent years. The range extends from traditional building styles and their modern interpretation to the innovative combination of bamboo with other materials.
The core topic for Chris van Uffelen is the transfer of knowledge about design in all its manifestations. For more than twenty years the Dutch-German art historian has been publishing books as well as countless essays and articles on art, architecture, interior design and urban planning from antiquity to the present.
Product Details ISBN: 9783037682869
ISBN-10: 3037682868
Publisher: Braun Publishing
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English