Bridgette Meinhold

Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

by , 06/23/11

Integer Bamboo House, The Oval Partnership, bamboo house, engineered bamboo, kunming, china

With a growth cycle of four years, bamboo is a quick growing material that can be raised almost anywhere, making it one of the more natural and eco-friendly building materials — assuming it is harvested sustainably. The Oval Partnership chose to explore this material in more detail to come up with betters solutions that can withstand earthquakes. The entire house is built from bamboo including the furniture, doors, the structure, external and interior walls.

The Kunming INTEGER Bamboo House is based on a rainscreen system and sandwich panels that provide a very high thermal insulation value. The laminated bamboo technology has the potential to be an affordable and ecological way of building for the new townships and villages in China.

The Oval Partnership teamed up with scientists and engineers from local academic institutions, including the Kunming University of Science and Technology, for this project.

+ The Oval Partnership

Images Courtesy of The Oval Partnership

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2 Comments

  1. Shadrack September 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

    This is beautiful,am from Uganda in Africa,and am grately impressed by this art.Is it possible to have a link here in Bududa my homeland.

  2. lukeschue June 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    This is not the first structural system of this type.

    We have manufactured massive Lamboo beams, structures, curtain walls and systems.

    http://www.lamboo.us

    You need to do your research before you publish the first of anything. You did the same thing with bamboo dimensional lumber. Get it right.

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