Idyllic ecolodge tucked into remote Vietnamese mountainside is made of locally-sourced granite

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Breezy Vietnamese restaurant shows off the beauty and strength of bamboo

Completed in 2016, the Kim Boi Bamboo Restaurant was built on the bones of a twelve-sided concrete structure that was abandoned and left unfinished for many years due to the economic crisis. The architects worked with the existing concrete columns and beams to build a bamboo bearing structure and connected it to the foundation and existing beams with metal pipes and iron pins.

The architects selected a type of solid bamboo, known as tầm vông (iron bamboo), to build the frame and covered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building