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Cocoon-Like Vertical Bamboo Towers Are High Tech and Primitive at The Same Time

Cocoon-Like Vertical Bamboo Towers Are High Tech and Primitive at The Same Time

Bamboo poles are connected together with high tech metal "X" joints to create the exoskeleton of the home. Round platforms serve as the floors, which are accessed by a circular staircase that wraps around

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Norwegian Students Build Airy Bamboo and Teak Library for Thai Orphans

Norwegian Students Build Airy Bamboo and Teak Library for Thai Orphans

Looking for more than a vacation in southeast Asia, an amazing set of young, skilled students from Norway set out to change the future for a group of orphans in Thailand. TYIN Tegnestue is a non-profit

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Lifearq: Charming Bamboo-Shaped Tiles Made from Recycled Materials by Natucer

Lifearq: Charming Bamboo-Shaped Tiles Made from Recycled Materials by Natucer

We have to admit that when we first came across these awesome tiles at this year's Cevisama Tile Fair in Spain, they had us totally bamboozled! Called Lifearq, the deceptive bamboo-shaped pieces are

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Unique Bamboo Living Pod Concept is a Study in Disaster Proof Design

Unique Bamboo Living Pod Concept is a Study in Disaster Proof Design

These unique bamboo houses are part of a much larger disaster resistant community concept for the Philippines designed by a group of Indian architects - Komal Gupta, Vasanth Packirisamy, Vikas Sharma,

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First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

At the moment, the bamboo school is a prototype at the Nato High School in the Bicol Peninsula around the southeastern part of Luzon. Currently, the structure consists of 2 classrooms and a set of

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Lofty Hooch Bamboo Treehouse Holds Record for Smallest Building Foundation

Lofty Hooch Bamboo Treehouse Holds Record for Smallest Building Foundation

Building an entire home on long, thin stilts is a feat within itself, but how about balancing it on a single point? Well that's exactly what Jo Scheer does with every bamboo treehouse he lovingly builds.

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Suoi Re Village Community House in Vietnam Built from Rammed Earth and Bamboo

Suoi Re Village Community House in Vietnam Built from Rammed Earth and Bamboo

Located in Suoi Re, Luong Son, in the Hoa Binh province, the community house was erected against a picturesque scene, leaning against mountains and facing an incredible valley. Contextually aware of its

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Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

We love that this simple LED desk lamp by Green Tuna Design doesn't take itself too seriously, even though it's got some major green cred. Not only is it lasercut from 5mm sustainable bamboo wood and

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The Bamboo Bike Kit Lets You Build Your Own Bike!

The Bamboo Bike Kit Lets You Build Your Own Bike!

"The best bike is the one that you build yourself." We couldn't agree more. If you've looking for a new two-wheelin' ride and a way to hone your mechanical skill set, then check these awesome bike kits

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Manta Ray-Inspired Children’s Activity Den Made of Bamboo

Manta Ray-Inspired Children’s Activity Den Made of Bamboo

The unique 'Children's Activity and Learning Centre' at the 6-star Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand is a study in sustainable construction. Dutch firm 24H-architecture designed the bamboo building as a way

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A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

The family home is located on a tight and long narrow plot bordered on three sides by houses with shared walls -- the only free opening is towards the street. In order to bring more daylight and fresh air

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Electric “BamBoo” Concept Car Evokes Endless Green Summer

Electric “BamBoo” Concept Car Evokes Endless Green Summer

Though only the interior of this car is actually constructed from its namesake material, the new BamBoo concept car from Rinspeed is the perfect summer getaway car -- that is, if you're escaping stress

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Bamboo Bridge School Wins a 2010 Aga Khan Award

Bamboo Bridge School Wins a 2010 Aga Khan Award

Li Xiaodong was asked to design a small school for the village of Xiashi in the Fujian Province, and he had the idea to combine the school with a pedestrian bridge that connected two historic toulou

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Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

This Bamboo Lounger by London-based design firm Objekt Incorporated showcases the potential for using bamboo in its unprocessed state. Rings of the fast-growing material were woven together to create a

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Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Victor Vetterlein recently unveiled a new pendant lamp that showcases biodegradable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Dubbed "Study of Life", the lamp consists of two concentric forms

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Indonesian Bamboo Restaurant Is a Striking Open-Air Design

Indonesian Bamboo Restaurant Is a Striking Open-Air Design

This extraordinary Japanese noodle restaurant located in Jakarta, Indonesia needed to be disassembled easily, so design firm DSA+s made the bold decision to build it entirely out of bamboo. The result is

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K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials out there, so it's no surprise that K2 is using it as the prime material for their brand new "Bambooyah" snowboard. Featuring a design by former pro

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Cyclists Ride Their Bamboo Bikes 30,000 km for Water Awareness

Cyclists Ride Their Bamboo Bikes 30,000 km for Water Awareness

Two Dutch friends are trying to bring attention to the global water crisis by cycling 30,000 km down the Americas on bicycles. On July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg, began their 18-month

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Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

As bamboo is easily sourced around the Indian Ocean Rim, this renewable and inexpensive material is perfect for those in need of shelter. Bamboo's super strong and light physical characteristics also made

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Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Combining the eco-friendly benefits of fast growing bamboo and refurbishable steel with the nostalgia-evoking shape of an elementary school seat, Alex Whitney’s ‘Pennyfields’ chair is a simple,

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

With all the talk about BPA, phthalates, and other hinky chemicals that could potentially leach into our food and drink, it's no wonder that we're turning a gimlet eye to anything that passes through our

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Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Some ambitious students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India have constructed this bamboo bus stop for commuters. The structure is intended to demonstrate the structural efficiency of

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Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

The iPhone is a sleek piece of minimalist design, and this beautiful piece of modern technology shouldn't be spoiled by an ostentatious skin made from earth-unfriendly silicones and plastics. If you've

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Beautiful Bamboosero Bikes are Sustainably Crafted in Ghana

Beautiful Bamboosero Bikes are Sustainably Crafted in Ghana

Fans of cycling were aglow this month after watching the Tour de France peloton glide through the alps. We're also excited about bicycles here at Inhabitat, because we just heard about these beautiful

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Bambike Project: Bamboo Cycles Handmade in the Philippines

Bambike Project: Bamboo Cycles Handmade in the Philippines

Photo credit: bambike.com The Bambike Project is a socio-ecological enterprise that hand-makes bamboo bicycles with fair-trade labor in the Philippines. The company, spearheaded by Bryan McClelland, is

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Studio Project is a small solar powered studio that uses a radical S-shaped roof system to help keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter - all made possible by bamboo grass.

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Lumboo: Dimensional Lumber Made from Bamboo

Lumboo: Dimensional Lumber Made from Bamboo

Green designers are well aware that bamboo is a rapidly-renewable resource whose production has less of an environmental impact than the production of other wood products. Bamboo flooring is well-trod

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Just in Time for the iPhone 4G Release, A Bamboo iPhone Case!

Just in Time for the iPhone 4G Release, A Bamboo iPhone Case!

Were you one of those iPhone 4 crazed, sleepy-eyed people in line at the Apple store this morning? Well if you were, we've got the greenest accessory for your shiny new gadget -- a bamboo iPhone case!

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