XishuangbanNa Residence is a Sustainable Modern Bamboo High-Rise in China

by , 10/01/12

Tokamarch Architects, China, XishuangbanNa Residence, Bamboo, Urbanization, sustainable high-rise, green design, sustainable design, eco-design

China’s massive population needs housing, but Tokamarch Architects have proposed that it’s not necessary to construct ugly residential buildings that all look the same. Additionally, they are concerned to ensure that design both respects and elevates the communities in which buildings are constructed. A beautiful part of the country known for its tropical rain forests and aboriginal people, XiShuangnBan Na boasts a series of Dai homes made of local materials such as bamboo and wood. For this high rise overlooking that would overlook the LanCang River, they propose to mimic said homes in a vertical setting.

The face of the high-rise is open but privacy is achieved with bamboo fencing and a slew of indigenous plants. These also contribute to a pleasant micro-climate and provide protection against both sun and wind. Double story public courtyards on a setback platform and aerial gardens ensure a community environment with a green aesthetic. And finally, built using multilayered woods and bamboo, XishuangbanNa establishes an entirely new urban aesthetic that trumps the regrettable concrete trend that characterizes so many of China’s cities.

+ Tokamarch Architects

Via Arch Daily

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  2. quanyin010 December 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    The Philippines out to emulate this!

  3. kennin October 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

    About time too. Too many concrete high rise buildings. Africa can take a cue from this.

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