20 Aug '16, 3am

Vision of 20,000-person city constructed entirely from bamboo

Vision of 20,000-person city constructed entirely from bamboo

The bamboo city takes its construction materials from the bamboo forest where it lies. Since bamboo has a rapid growth cycle, the architects envision a never-ending supply of building materials, wherein two new bamboo trees are planted for every one that is removed. The system can grow to house 20 families within nine months, panda states, and as new families arrive, new modular buildings, including communal spaces, bridges and even floating structures, can be added in any direction. By 2023, they picture a city of 20,000 people nestled in 250 acres of bamboo forest.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/penda-unveils-its-vision-for-a-20000...

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