Bamboo Construction & Architecture

Bamboo construction is often associated with poor rural housing somewhere in a remote tropical country, but as a building material, bamboo stands out because of its structural and mechanical properties, its strength/weight ratio is one of them. Although bamboo has been referred too as the poor man's timber, it is now becoming increasingly popular among Western architects and engineers.

Many credits have to be given to the collaboration of Colombian and Ecuadorian architects and engineers, who are responsible for most of the early Guadua bamboo constructions. Their effort to simplify and universalize this material as an element in construction has contributed to a better and correct use of bamboo.

Examples of Bamboo Architecture

Because of the global demand for non-polluting, sustainable, and earthquake resistant building materials, the interest in bamboo construction among western innovative architects is growing rapidly. Bamboo not only offers optimal solutions for communities with smaller resources, it is also a popular resource and study subject for professionals and institutions of a high economic level which translated itself in high end residential homes, schools, offices, hotels, etc.

Timarai Bamboo Beach Resort Costa Rica

The Timarai Bamboo Beach Resort in Costa Rica is a perfect example of 'green architecture' with Guadua bamboo. It obtained the 1ste price in the 2005 National Architectural Contest.

Continue reading "Timarai Bamboo Beach Resort Costa Rica"

Bamboo House in Costa Rica by Martin Coto

This stunning bamboo house was designed and build by expert bamboo designer and builder Martin Coto, and is located in the small town of San Jeronimo, Moravia, Costa Rica. 

Continue reading "Bamboo House in Costa Rica by Martin Coto"

Panaca Bamboo Architecture in Costa Rica

Panaca is a farming theme park in Costa Rica. Apart from the nearly 2,000 animals living on the farm, it also features some spectacular bamboo architecture.

Continue reading "Panaca Bamboo Architecture in Costa Rica"

Tropical Guadua Bamboo House in Costa Rica

This beautiful Guadua bamboo house in Costa Rica, is located near Playa Sombrero at the Osa Peninsula. The bamboo house was designed and built by Costa Rican architect Mariela Garcia.

Continue reading "Tropical Guadua Bamboo House in Costa Rica"

Bamboo Vacation Home Casa Atrevida

Casa Atrevida is a luxurious bamboo vacation home located on Preciosa Beach in Costa Rica. The 240 m2 house is primarily build with Guadua and Teak and is earthquake and flood resistant.

Continue reading "Bamboo Vacation Home Casa Atrevida"

Custom Guadua Bamboo Structure in Nicaragua

This 105 m2 Guadua bamboo pavilion is located in the French school "Lycée Victor Hugo", and serves diverse recreational activities as well as cultural and educational programs.

Continue reading "Custom Guadua Bamboo Structure in Nicaragua"

Advantages of Building with Bamboo

One of the main advantages of building with bamboo is that it is a wonderful, natural and renewable resource, capable of rapid growth that can avoid future deforestation of our precious tropical rainforests.

Continue reading "Advantages of Building with Bamboo"

The Reality about Building with Bamboo

What does it cost to build a bamboo house? This is the million dollar question everybody likes to have a clean cut answer too. But, make no mistake, building with bamboo requires resources!

Continue reading "The Reality about Building with Bamboo"

Share your Comments

comments powered by Disqus