Category list : Bamboo
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Comunal’s work in Tepetzintán, Puebla, started with restoring the tradition of bamboo construction, which had been forgotten as a building technique.
Natural progression: Abari, NepalSubscription
Eschewing the predominant trend to build in concrete, Nripal Adhikary and Abari favour vernacular Nepali building materials and traditions
The refugee camps of the Western Sahara allow us to rethink the notion of the nation state - and that of the citizen itself
With offices in Ethiopia and Belgium, this firm seeks to challenge the established notions of ‘humanitarian’ architecture
‘The paradigm of development-aid-charity has come to dominate African architecture to the exclusion of almost everything else’Subscription
Only with change will Africa – confined by the expectation of being influenced rather than influencing – realise its true architectural potential
‘Bamboo has a fragile form of beauty, but in reality, in terms of tensile capacity, culms are stronger than steel’Subscription
An exploration of bamboo and adobe to support an ecological lifestyle at the Longquan International Biennale
Ganga Maki Textile Studio by Studio Mumbai: ‘Craft is not a story of stagnation but of sensible emergence’Subscription
An innovative combination of traditional craft and local materials propels us to rethink how craft is understood
A sculptor’s studio is enveloped by a bamboo cage for drying completed artworks
Simple materials and local skills inform a life-enhancing rural architecture.
She sees sustainability as a synonym for beauty, and handmade constructions as a catalyst for development