29-12-2010

Water and Wind Bar - bamboo and architecture

Vo Trong Nghia,

Bar,

Glass, Cement,

This work by architect Vo Trong Nghia is an ecological building in which contemporary forms are produced without altering the building’s natural surroundings, using traditional local materials (bamboo) and techniques.



Water and Wind Bar - bamboo and architecture Taking into account the high risk of flooding characterising the Mekong delta area, Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia uses a traditional low cost material, bamboo, in the design of a number of his buildings, including the Water and Wind Bar.  The main structure is 10 m high in the middle and stands on a base measuring 15 m in diameter; it is made up of 48 bamboo units treated to ensure durability. This is an ecological building made entirely out of bamboo, except for the base: a material that is easily found locally, woven together by the traditional method without using any additional elements (nails, cements, glass, etc.). The construction is destined to become a model for other buildings, homes, classrooms, etc., which can be built quickly and dismantled in the event of flooding.

by Agnese Bifulco

Design: Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd.
Photographs: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Binh Duong, Vietnam

www.votrongnghia.com

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