What is a Bamboo Structure anyway?

A Bamboo structure is a kind of Eco-friendly building or a green building. These structures that have little to no negative impact on the environment.

Many Corporates and Architects are taking interest in Eco-friendly buildings or green buildings. These buildings are not only beautiful but also cost effective.

The cost effectiveness comes by making effective use of the natural resources

Top 5 Green buildings in India

 

  • Suzlon One Earth, Pune
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad
  • CII- Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad
  • Infosys Limited, Mysore
  • Infinity Benchmark, Kolkata
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Suzlon One Earth, Pune

Green buildings for Corporates and Government is a matter of choice. For us individuals it is more of a challenge. We desire structures that are more cost effective.

Something like a Bamboo structure.

bamboo structure - bamboooz

How are bamboo structures built?

Any structure completely made of bamboo qualifies as a bamboo structure.

In any bamboo structure, the biggest challenge lies in the connectors. The point where two or more bamboo poles join.

The connectors have to be stiff enough to hold the poles together. They should hold well all circumstances and in all weathers

In the past entire structures were made of bamboo. Even today in some parts of the world bamboo is grown and available in plenty.

In places where access to technology is scarce, People build complete bamboo structures. In such places, traditional methods are used to connect bamboo poles. This is also known as bamboo lashing. We will learn more about bamboo lashing later on in this article.

In the recent past, there has been an advancement in technology. A tiny amount of steel and other materials have made their way within a bamboo structure. Today modern connectors made of steel secure bamboo poles in place.

The slight amount of foreign material makes the structure more stable and safer. The structure’s life is up to double the amount of time.