@phaidonsnaps: Sharma Springs, Green Village, Bali, 2012, Ibuku
Built as a family home and currently available to rent, this six-storey house is built almost exclusively of bamboo. This particular variety, Dendrocalamus asper, can grow 20 m (66 ft) in length in three years. It has a tensile strength comparable with steel, and a compressive strength that exceeds that of concrete. Ibuku began their design process by creating a 1:50 scale model in bamboo. The model was used on-site by craftsmen who measured from this rather than technical drawings.
Just one of over 170 extraordinary wooden buildings in Wood by @mrwilliamhall. Buy it at phaidon.com/wood #Wood #timber #buildings #woodenarchitecture #architecture @ibukubali @ibuku #contemporaryarchitecture