The wonder material of bamboo continues to amaze us with its potential. From plywood, to salad bowls, to the ethereal structures of Kengo Kuma, this sustainable, structural grass seems to have endless possibilities. Now, Bamboo Living is sponsoring an international competition to design buildings out of bamboo. The competition is open to all students, architects, and designers, with the goal of raising awareness of the ecological benefits of using bamboo as both a material and a technology.

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  1. ghanizaman November 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I am building with bamboo totally in India where it rains the heaviest in the world. The location is Meghalaya.Use ferrocement max.2″ on a sloping roof. Cheap, long lasting and Eco friendly.

  2. freddie August 30, 2010 at 8:34 am

    im interested in building a roof with bamboo elements,kindly advise with various designs and options,
    im Bahrit from shillong, meghalaya,India

  3. agnes June 12, 2009 at 3:29 am

    i am interested in the process of converting raw bamboo into prefab walls; I come from Palawan and have a bamboo farm

    we are looking for a sustainable but affordable building material anwild bamboo abounds here
    I will appreciate your help


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