Storm and flood resistant buildings designed with bamboo at the core

Storm and flood resistant buildings designed with bamboo at the core

The rainforests of Vietnam are very prone to reoccurring storms and floods. Architects are reverting to bamboo combined with modern design techniques to create resilient and sustainable structures able to withstand the harsh climate.

The buildings combine locally-sourced stone, timber and bamboo, along with traditional building techniques in order to create a circular shape which can withstand harsh winds. The building sits on a base made out of local stone.

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Although concrete pillars were used for optimal strength, they were wrapped with honey-hued nulgar bamboo for added resilience and of course, for its beautiful aesthetic.

The local material was woven throughout the building in various intricate patterns and details to create an atmosphere that would blend in with the natural surroundings. The interior space is exceptionally well-lit thanks to the large glass skylight in the thatched roof that floods the interior with natural light.

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