From Grass to Great Architectural Designs: Top Amazing Bamboo Structures in the World

Who would have thought that from a pure grass, bamboos can turn into a beautiful, great, and stunning architectural designs? They are now becoming an attractive renewable building material. Environmental advocates and even ordinary individuals are starting to get interested in creating structures that are both beneficial to them and the environment.

Let’s take a look how bamboos are turned into high and sustainable structures.

Magical Bamboo House, Bali


This magical, curving and an utterly stunning bamboo house is the result of the brilliant and artistic ideas of designer Elora Hardy together with her team. This magical home is located in Sibang Gede, Bali, Indonesia. It has a six storey house with four bedrooms. This magical bamboo home is inspired by the petals of a lotus flower.


Water and Wind Cafe, Vietnamwind-and-water-bar-vo-trong-nghia-3

Would you believe that this incredible structure is made without the use of a single nail? The bamboos are woven together with the use of traditional Vietnamese weaving techniques and covered in a local bush plant. This impressive structure is designed by one of the best architectural firms in Vietnam, Vo Trong Nghia.

Green School, Bali


Have you ever seen a school made entirely out of bamboo? This green school in Bali, Indonesia captured the attention of many local and foreign visitors due to its unique, sustainable, and eco-friendly structures. The building also encourages students to the value the importance of sustainability and the use of renewable resources, especially in today’s generation where the world is running out of natural resources.

Bamboo Forest House, Taiwan

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Are you a fan of eco-friendly houses? Well, you might want to include this bamboo forest house on your list. This vacation home is found in Eastern Taiwan. It is a modern-designed house with a touch of nature. It provides the feel of being in a bamboo forest as you gaze out the windows from the inside.

Giant Bamboo Umbrellas, Jakarta


The giant bamboo umbrellas are used as roofs for a Japanese Noodle restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. These giant bamboo umbrellas were firstly created as a temporary covering of the restaurant to protect the guests from the sun, rain, and wind. It turned out to be to be so beautiful and amazing. It catches the attention and fosters the interests of the guests to dine.


Cocoon Houses, Bali


If you are looking for a modern yet environment-friendly shelter, these Cocoon houses in Bali Indonesia is perfect for you. These vertical structures offer sustainable and inexpensive housing. Bamboo poles and x-shaped metal joints are used in forming the skeleton of each house.


Bird-Like Amphitheater, Vietnam


This wing-inspired amphitheater is paired with organic and eco-friendly properties. It is only made from bamboos and ropes. This building is used for fashion shows, conferences, lives performances, and public activities.

Solar-Powered House


One of the best eco-friendly and sustainable structures in the world you could ever see is the so-called ‘Sunshine Inn’ which is a solar-powered bamboo house. This bamboo house is the official entry of the Tongli University for the first European Solar Decathlon in Madrid. They chose bamboo as their primary material due to its highly renewable properties.

Guadua Car Park, Amsterdam


This bamboo car park is the second of its kind yet the largest that was ever built in Amsterdam. It is a multi-storey car park with five levels and a total surface area of 3200 m2. It can accurately accommodate nearly 1200 vehicles.

Bamboos are indeed simply amazing!



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