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The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo
Posted By Andrew Michler On July 2, 2010 @ 4:45 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,green Interiors,Green Materials,Prefab Housing,Renewable Energy,Solar Power,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Materials,Uncategorized | 6 Comments
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. The unique standing seam metal roof also has built-in solar electric panels . The home’s appealing design is aesthetically pleasing as well as practical – it saves energy and provides generous daylight .
The Lamboo Company  specializes in structural bamboo and wanted to create a home design to show off their line of products. They outfitted the 300 square foot studio with a small bathroom including a composting toilet, a whole lot of windows and a wrap around deck. The main room is a generously proportioned space that features high glazing to allow light to penetrate deeply into the space while still remaining adequately shaded in the summer.
The building is to be made mostly from renewable resources like a cork floor, bamboo I-joists, bamboo curved beams  and wall paneling. A fast growing grass that has over 1600 species, bamboo has been used in the west mainly for floors and things like cutting boards.
Via Tiny House Living 
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 solar electric panels: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=131518
 generous daylight: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/
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 Lamboo Company: http://lamboo.us/
 beams: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=131516
 + Lamboo Studio Project: http://lamboo.us/component/content/article/53
 Tiny House Living: http://www.tinyhouseliving.com/
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