Re-discover Bamboo Architecture: Reviving Bamboo as a Construction System to Transform Urbanization
Omer, Omer Mohammad
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: pages 119-120
This research project explores the possibility of applying bamboo as a primary material in architecture. The proposed design is for an ecological construction, learning and cultural housing community, located in Bandung, Indonesia. The facility would be series of Residential structures and community spaces dedicated to experimentation, innovation, demonstration and promotion of sustainable construction. The project investigates how such a facility can be constructed by predominantly using bamboo. It begins by investigating bamboo as a material, its characteristics, advantages and socio-cultural implications and economic benifits. Current knowledge, use of techniques and similar objectives of showcasing the true potential of this ‘green gold’ are some of the important characteristics reflected in the precedents. The investigated precedents, coupled with existing information, are significant to the research in providing strategies and guidelines for design and to test its limits. The intention is to change the public perception of bamboo. The goal of the ecological community is for developing communities to gain and disseminate knowledge and skills for optimising the use of locally sourced materials in a sustainable, socially acceptable and culturally appropriate manner.
Keywords: bamboo architecture, ecological architecture, sustainability, economical material, renewable construction material, modernization of bamboo, low cost material
CHAIR: Varland, Julie Rogers
Ngo, Huy Sinh
PDF : 120 pages, illustrations (some color), color maps, plans
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