Gallery: Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Mater...

Bamboo Symphony is an office building in Bangalore, India that promotes the use of more natural building materials - especially bamboo. The open-air structure is built of mud blocks made on site with materials from the ground, and a concrete shell roof over a lattice grid of bamboo provides shade and thermal mass. Recently completed at the end of 2010, Bamboo Symphony attempts to use bamboo in place of steel or wood and even reduces the weight of the concrete by adding bamboo fibers into the mix. The architectural office was designed and built by Bangalore-based Mansaram Architects, and was shortlisted for the 2011 World Architecture Festival.

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