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H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

Posted By Doan Thanh Ha On September 26, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

Architecture Vietnam, bamboo buildings, bamboo homes, bamboo architecture, weather resistant architecture, disaster-proof design , H&P Architects, BB (Blooming Bamboo) home

In Vietnam [1], the weather can often be severe and unpredictable—from storms to sweeping floods to landslides and even droughts, preparing for these situations becomes key. But given the lack of resources, the damage incurred every year across the country remains significant. One disaster-proof design solution [2] developed by H&P Architects [3] is the BB (Blooming Bamboo) Home located in Cau Dien Town, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi. Constructed from bamboo modules, each home is assembled simply with bolting, binding, hanging, and placing. This system of what they call “pulled monolithic architecture” is not only strong enough to withstand a 5 foot-high flood by rising and falling with the water, but it can also be built in just 25 days for only $2500. Moreover, the space is multifunctional and can provide not only housing, but be used as an educational, medical or community center, and can be expanded if necessary to create a comprehensive housing solution. Currently, H&P Architects [4] is expanding on the BB Home and testing to see if a newer version of the model can take on a 9 foot-high flood.

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[1] Vietnam: http://inhabitat.com/15-smoke-dried-conical-bamboo-pillars-hold-up-gorgeous-open-air-cafe-in-viet-nam/

[2] disaster-proof design solution: http://inhabitat.com/disaster-proof-design/

[3] H&P Architects: http://www.hpa.vn

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