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VISIONARY

BAMBOO
DESIGNS FOR ECOLOGICAL

LIVING

SHYAM PAUDEL DAVID GREENBERG ROBERT HENRIKSON

2007 International Bamboo Building Design Competition


Visionary Designs for Ecological Living
The first International Bamboo Building Design Competition was created in 2006 to develop new award winnin g design s for bamboo buildings , raise awareness of the use of certified structural bamboo for building code approved structures, and introduce architects, designers and builders to bamboo as a structural material. Contestant s registere d from 64 countrie s and submitted 250 designs in 12 building categories such as famil y housing , urban buildings , emergenc y shelters , commercia l and public buildings and even treehouses. An international panel of 16 jurors selected the top 50 finalists. In the final round, the jury chose the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Criteria for judging were Utili ty (functionali ty), Strengt h (structu ral integrity), Beauty (aesthetic appeal), Concept and Design Development, Graphic Layout and Use and Expression of Bamboo. Sponsor s were Bambo o Technologie s and Internationa l Networ k of Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). Winning designs may be selected to be commerciall y built, with royalties paid to the designer. Other awards are inclusion in a book on bamboo buildings, international media articles, gallery exhibitions, and free stay in a bamboo house on Maui. 50 Finalist s came from these 25 countries : Austria , Brazil, Canada , China, Costa Rica, Denmark , Ecuado r, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal , Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand , Trinida d & Tobago, United Kingdom , United States, Vietnam. The results of the competition in this catalog are truly exciting and innovative, providing a fresh outlook for the possibilities that bamboo can play in a new green world. On July 29, 2007 an installation of entries by the 50 finalists opened at an exhibition concurrent with Document a in Kassel, Germany at the KunstHochSchule Design University. Four videos projected on two walls and two monitors showed 3d models and construction of these designs in far off corners of the world. Eike Roswag, first place winner, brought a sample beam from his Bangladesh project. (see photo below). This exciting show moves to Guangzhou, China on September 22 and to Beijing in November at the Great Hall of the People. It is our hope this show will travel to museums and galleries around the world. Please email us if you are interested in seeing this show in your city or more information about a project. A full size book featuring more projects and details will be published in 2008.

First Prize: Handmade School in Bangladesh, by Anna Heringer & Eike Roswag, Germany. Second Prize: Wind and Water Cafe, by Vo Trong Nghia & Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Vietnam. Third Prize: Transport Station, by Luis Alejandro Valencia Ojeda, Spain. Appreciation Prize: Pavilion, by Marke Keppi & Toma Korec, Slovak Republic. Bamboo Competition, PO Box 1238, Haiku, HI 96708 USA email: info@bamboocompetition.com www.BambooCompetition.com

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Bamboo Living Homes by Bamboo Technologies


Bamboo Technologies of Hawaii has built 100 bamboo homes and building s in Hawaii, Pacific and Caribbean. More than 20 house models have been designed and engineered in Hawaii and manufacture d in Vietnam . The company is developin g alliance s to build Bamboo Living Homes and Resorts in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands, USA, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Central and South America.

Buildin g

Code Approved . Bambo o Technologies is the first to offer building code certified bamboo homes, built for any climate. At BambooLiving.com , buyers choose from home model s to view floo r plans , descriptions, costs. Standard models are the most economical , designed , engineered , pre-built homes and have the fastest delivery time. The company can customize any model. Strong Bamboo Home Construction.
Designe d to exceed seismi c and hurrican e requirements of international building codes. Steel reinforce d bamboo brace panels are bolted securely to engineered foundations.

Internationa l Certification .

Bamboo Technologies is the leader in the international certification of bamboo as a building material. In 2004, the company received confirmation that its structu ral bamboo poles used in Bambo o Living Homes compl y with International Building Codes. This is the first time a species of bamboo has been approved as a structu ral buildin g materia l in the International Building Code System.

Bamboo Living Style.

Graceful bamboo homes are works of art, like a piece of fine furniture, and have a handcrafted quality look and feel.

1. Environmental. It takes an acre of trees to build a typical home, but because bamboo
grows so fast and dense, the bamboo for a home grows in an area the size of the home itself. Use bamboo and save a forest. 2. Structural. Bamboo exceeds strength of construction wood by several times. It is durable, resilient and long-lasting. 3. Aesthetic. Bamboo has a tradition dating back thousands of years because it is considered a beautiful material with such a luxurious ambiance.

Three good reasons for choosing bamboo homes

Bamboo Technologies, PO Box 1238, Haiku, HI 96708 USA. Jeffree Trudeau, President | David Sands, AIA, Chief Architect | Robert Henrikson, CEO email: bamboo@bambootechnologies.com www.BambooLiving.com

This international panel of outstanding jurors evaluated Bamboo Building Design Competition entries: David Sands, Oscar Hidalgo, David Greenberg, Linda Garland, Shyam Paudel, Wang ShaoQiang, Wolfgang Rettberg, Dean Johnston, Joerg Stamm, Alexander von Vegesack, Jennifer Siegal, Venerable Hang Truong, Bart Trudeau, Howard Davis, Darrel DeBoer, Jean-Luc Kouyoumji.

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Copyright 2007 Bamboo Technologies