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Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On November 6, 2013 @ 5:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 3 Comments
Bamboo building virtuoso Vo Trong Nghia designed and constructed the gorgeous bamboo Water and Wind Cafe in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam. Not only does the domed structure the versatility and strength of bamboo, which is a rapid-growing renewable material, it was also built without the use of even one nail!
We’ve seen other bamboo buildings before but what makes Nghia’s stand out is the dynamic domed shapes he is able to achieve with the material – especially without the use of modern machinery or metal structures. In fact, every bit of bamboo in the design was woven together using traditional Vietnamese weaving techniques.
The cafe’s frame measures 30 feet high and features an opening at the very top of the dome  that allows daylight to stream inside. Like many other Vietnamese structures, it is covered in a local bush plant, which evokes an African-esque aesthetic. And contrary to what you might think about building with natural, local materials, the end result is not “homemade” looking at all and is actually rather streamlined and majestic.
+ Vo Trong Nghia 
Via Environmental Grafitti 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/bamboo-dome-2.jpg
 bamboo buildings : http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-bridge-school-wins-a-2010-aga-khan-award/
 bamboo : http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bamboo
 dome: http://inhabitat.com/copper-dome-house-is-a-puzzling-garden-home/
 + Vo Trong Nghia: http://www.votrongnghia.com/
 Environmental Grafitti: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/green-living/incredible-bamboo-architecture-vo-trong-nghia/15781
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