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Vietnam’s Bamboo Domes by Vo Trong Nghia

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Calling it “the green steel of the 21st Century,” Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has indeed made a strong case for bamboo as architectural material, revealing a project in progress: a community center in Ho Chi Minh City, comprised of an arrangement of 8 bamboo domes. Even with only 2 — Continue reading …




 

 

Diamond-Island-Community-Hall-by-Vo-Trong-Nghia-bamboo_dezeen_ss_3Calling it “the green steel of the 21st Century,” Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has indeed made a strong case for bamboo as architectural material, revealing a project in progress: a community center in Ho Chi Minh City, comprised of an arrangement of 8 bamboo domes. Even with only 2 of the final 8 domes constructed (in a project slated to see completion in October), the architect has made a compelling argument—both structural and esthetic—for bamboo’s possibilities as a renewable architectural resource, thanks to a dazzling geometric dome design (more than 78 feet in diameter) of impressive proportions and exquisite symmetry. “I think bamboo and laminated bamboo will replace other materials,” says Vo Trong Nghia. “I hope many architects realize the potential of the material and build with bamboo more and more.” Architects might, but we’re not so sure they’ll do it this spectacularly.Diamond-Island-Community-Hall-by-Vo-Trong-Nghia-bamboo_dezeen_ss_2Diamond-Island-Community-Hall-by-Vo-Trong-Nghia-bamboo_dezeen_5Diamond-Island-Community-Hall-by-Vo-Trong-Nghia-bamboo_dezeen_6Diamond-Island-Community-Hall-by-Vo-Trong-Nghia-bamboo_dezeen_ss_1Diamond-Island-Community-Hall-by-Vo-Trong-Nghia-bamboo_dezeen_ss_4Images: Dezeen


 

 

 
 
 

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