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A Greener Way to Build

Bamboo Architect Simon Velez
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Colombian architect Simon Velez redefines the architecture game as he uses bamboo to create clean energy buildings, cathedrals, and domes. Photo Credit: The Pug Father via Flickr.

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2:13AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Live long and prosper

2:16PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012


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7:12PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

beautiful buildings. Would love to see more acceptance by councils for using it in home building as structural supports.
My only concern is that huge commercialization of bamboo would be another cause to knock down rainforest so people could plant this or that preexisting native bamboo forests would be decimated. Many controls would need to be put in place to ensure it was planted and harvested in a sustainable way.

10:40AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

I applaud his use of bamboo and I look forward to building something larger with it too. :)

9:01AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Thank you for fantastic idea.Cheers

8:52PM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Excellent use of a very valuable natural resource with a very long history of use.

Beautiful architecture from a man with an avocation!

5:44PM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

what an awesome idea!

2:58AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Amazing, thank you!

1:58AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Very interesting

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