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1st Int'l Bamboo Architecture Biennale held in E China[1]

A tourist visits a bamboo community at the first International Bamboo Architecture Biennale held in Longquan, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept …

Architects have high hopes for this Tiny+ home made out of hempcrete

Big things come in small packages, according to GreenBuilt‘s Jim Savage. Last year, his concept of making buildings out of hempcrete was introduced …

These Cities Of The Future Would Be Built Entirely Of Bamboo

Concrete and glass skyscrapers are so 20th century.<p>“Our focus is not necessarily to build a city, but rather to grow a city.” So says Chris Precht, one of the co-founders of Penda, a Beijing and Vienna-based architecture firm that has a new vision for a low-carbon future in China. What if cities …

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘Wonderland’ Finished After 6.5 Years and 74 Photographs

Since 2009, Kirsty Mitchell has been dazzling the photography world with her epic (and deeply personal) photo project titled <i>Wonderland</i>. Now, 6.5 …

Freedom Yurt Cabin Is Eco-Friendly And Affordable

The Freedom Yurt Cabin is an affordable, energy efficient, transportable space that goes up easily and provides shelter for a minimum amount of …

Tribespeople observe bamboo day

Tribespeople of the Madamkunnu Paniya tribal settlement planted 500 bamboo saplings in the catchment area of the Karappuzha reservoir to mark …

New art show at the Bowers Museum shows the vast possibilities of bamboo

Some of the sculptures in “Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art” at the Bowers Museum are so uniform and outwardly perfect that they appear …

World’s First Bamboo-Fired Power Plant to Open in Japan

By<p>Jun Hongo<p>Jun Hongo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@junhongowsj<p>jun.hongo@wsj.com<p>Pandas, you’ve got competition.<p>A company based in Tokushima prefecture in western Japan said it will build the world’s first fire-powered electricity plant which will use bamboo as its main source of fuel.<p>Fujisaki …

World Records

Temporary Shelter in Nepal / Charles Lai + Takehiko Suzuki

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Charles Lai from Hong Kong and Takehiko Suzuki from Tokyo, together with Hong Kong based practice aona …

Sustainable Office in the Wilderness

KantoorKaravaan is a sustainable and fully equipped office space, which is located far from the stressful hustle and bustle of the city. More …

Inside The Colorful, Hypnotic World of Textile Mills

<i>Polartec, Lawrence, MA. (All photos: Christopher Payne)</i><p>In one textile mill, the floor shudders as clanging, oily machines churn out dainty, colorful …

A Mirrored Hut On The Beach Excites Beach-Goers

<b>On a beach</b> in Worthing, the UK, local design firm ECE Architecture created a mirrored hut that got beach-goers excited.<p><b>Collaborating with</b> Mark …

Peek Inside This Cheerful 260-Square-Foot Home

This house will make you believe in love at first sight.<p>If there was an award for "Happiest Tiny House," then this home might take the prize. Though it clocks in at just 260-square-feet, this cottage's bright and colorful design exudes a cheery atmosphere from all corners.<p>Designed by Richardson …

PHOTOS: Step inside the world's largest bamboo maze!

It takes 1 second to get in and at least 2 hours to find your way out of the world's largest bamboo maze. The Labirinto della Masone officially …

Italy

gridesign studio creates heat-bent bamboo bow tie chair

apr 20, 2018<p>seven monolithic and monochrome 'houses' offer visitors an immersive experience – a dip in color to discover the Hermès home …

To know bamboo is to know Asia — and a whole lot of Japanese

In March, while preparing my taxes, I purchased a box of paper clips with the brand name “Tetonbo.” <i>Tetonbo</i>, or, more familiarly, 竹とんぼ (<i>taketonbo</i>, a …

Japan

Create eco-friendly case displays with new sustainable bamboo servingware.

May 28, 2015<p>TWINSBURG, Ohio (May 26, 2015) – Create eco-friendly case displays with new sustainable Bamboo Servingware from FFR Merchandising.<p>The …

Beautiful Bamboo Smartphones : Bamboo Smartphone

This is a concept for a bamboo smartphone, not a bamboo phone case. The backing would actually be made from the eco-friendly material, offering a …

Clarendon's Peckham to benefit from major bamboo project

A major bamboo project is to be undertaken in the community of Peckham in North West Clarendon, which is expected to provide employment for scores of …

50 Extraordinary Fashion Photographs Taken by Louise Dahl-Wolfe From Between the 1930s and 1950s

As a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, Louise Dahl-Wolfe introduced a witty naturalism to the staid conventions of fashion photography and …

Art

Hang Son Doong – Mind-blowing Photos of Largest Cave on the Earth

Hang Son Doong (Mountain River cave) is the biggest cave in the world. Located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing …

Building Six-Story Bamboo Houses: Testing Boundaries and Creating Magical Experiences

Elora Hardy grew up in the world of imaginative actualization, and when her architect parents built a home off of the "fairy mushroom house" drawn by …

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Hardscaping 101: Metal Landscape Edging

Metal landscape edging is the little black dress of a garden: elegant, strong yet understated, tailored and timeless. A long-time design secret of …

Garden Visit: Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage at Dungeness

The space around this modest cottage in Dungeness, Kent, the former home of the multitalented filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942-1994), could be considered …

Hong Kong's Community Green Station blends bamboo screens and shipping containers

The Hong Kong Architectural Services Department has recently turned an unused car park into a stunning education center in the city. The Community …

Hong Kong

Lonely Houses: Sejkko’s Surreal Photos of Traditional Portuguese Homes

The son of Portuguese immigrants in Venezuela, Manuel Pita, also known as “Sejkko,” is a scientist and photographer who expresses his creativity on …

Loneliness

Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …