Floating forest of bamboo pops up in Jerusalem

December 18, 2017 by  
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Jerusalem is famed for stone, but a recent appearance of bamboo in the city has been turning heads too. Students at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design built a Bamboo Pavilion that can be easily assembled, disassembled, and moved thanks to a simple construction system of ropes and 3D-printed joints. The experimental structure was designed with the help of computer modeling to simulate dozens of possible reconfigurations. Located at the entrance courtyard of the academy’s architecture department, the Bamboo Pavilion is the latest project realized in the school’s design/build summer studio. “The Bamboo Pavilion welcome visitors, students, and faculty with an inspiring play of shadows and lights, and invites them to engage with the hanging bamboos while challenges their perception of being ‘inside’ and ‘outside,’” wrote the designers. Related: Beautiful bamboo archways add dramatic flair to a Xiamen restaurant The Bamboo Pavilion appears to mimic a floating bamboo forest with individual bamboo stems seemingly suspended in mid-air at varying heights. Each piece of vertically oriented bamboo is tied, via rope, to a horizontal grid plane also built of bamboo. The structure is anchored by four concrete footers and columns held together by black 3D-printed joints. The 40-square-meter project was created in collaboration with The Bamboo Center Israel, The Israeli Green Building Council, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, and The Architecture Department at the University of Nicosia. + Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Via ArchDaily Images by Yifat Zailer and Barak Pelman

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Pinecone-shaped apartment building unveiled for former military camp in Norway

December 18, 2017 by  
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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter just unveiled a striking apartment complex for the town of Ski, Norway. The 4,000-square-meter residences will take on a sculptural, pinecone-like shape with high-end apartment units in the green new neighborhood in Ski Vest. Set on the site of a former military camp, the building derives design inspiration from the historic site context. Commissioned by Solon Eiendom , the Ski Vest tower will offer 50 apartments when complete. In addition to its former military camp settings, the new-build will be slotted into a historical landscape surrounded by with buildings dating back to the late 19th century. “Through the conscious use of qualitative and location-oriented architecture , the project will reinforce and develop the inherent identity of the site,” wrote the architects. Related: Norwegian Mountaineering Centre mimics a dramatic snow-covered mountain The residential building eschews a boxy form in favor of a pinecone -like shape that tapers towards the top. The 50 apartments will feature large openings, tall ceilings, and sheltered terraces that provide both privacy and sweeping views. Linear copper terraces with beautiful perforated walls will wrap around the building. + Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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Glowing bamboo pavilion promotes ecological design in Hong Kong

November 22, 2016 by  
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The approximately 350-square-meter ZCB Bamboo Pavilion was built using Cantonese bamboo scaffolding techniques and made from 475 large bamboo poles bent onsite and hand-tied together with metal wire. The pavilion sits adjacent to the Zero Carbon Building (ZBC), a three-story plus-energy office building constructed in 2012 and topped with solar panels. In contrast to the ZBC’s square edges, the bamboo pavilion is curvaceous with a large diagrid shell structure that folds down into three hollow columns atop concrete footings. The geometrically complex structure is lightweight and made with digital form-finding and real-time physics simulation tools that mitigate inconsistencies in the bamboo. A tailor-made white tensile fabric is stretched over the structure and its transparent quality creates a glowing effect when the pavilion is lit from the inside. The pavilion has a seating capacity of 200 people. Related: Studio Mumbai unveils handmade pavilion crafted from seven kilometers of bamboo “Bamboo is a widely available, environmentally friendly material that grows abundantly and at remarkably high speeds in the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and the Americas,” says a statement on the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Architecture website. “It is an excellent renewable natural resource which captures CO? and converts it into oxygen. It is strong, light and easy to process and transport. In Hong Kong, bamboo mostly appears in temporary theatres, scaffolding, or structures for religious festivals. Globally, it is usually applied as a surrogate for wood or steel, rather than in ways that utilise the material’s unique bending properties and strength. In contrast, the ZCB Bamboo Pavilion presents an alternative architectural application that maximises these latent material properties.” + Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Architecture + World Architecture Festival Images via Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Architecture

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Green Ladder pavilion turns bamboo into “green steel”

March 3, 2016 by  
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How to make an amazing grass daybed out of wood pallets

March 3, 2016 by  
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Vo Trong Nghia builds a lush rooftop pavilion with nothing but bamboo and rope

November 9, 2015 by  
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Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

September 8, 2010 by  
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