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Bamboo for carbon negative construction

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Long ignored beyond the developing world, bamboo (a grass, not a tree) has the compressive strength of concrete and the tensile strength of steel. Unlike those materials, it sequesters carbon as it grows instead of emitting it while it’s made. It replenishes rapidly, shooting up by as much as three feet per week. It’s hollow and lightweight. There’s no wood that can compete with that. Mexican architecture firm CO-LAB recently designed Luum Temple, a bamboo pavilion in Tulum, Mexico. https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/bamboo-construction/
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jaqui @ 2019.11.19 12:02 AM
This reminds me of the 'temporary cardboard Cathedral' that was built post the Christchurch earthquake. When I visited a couple of years after it was built is was the most amazing space and place. It exuded and peace and tranquility and unique light. There's so many ways we can be using and re-using the materials around us.

ideaspies03 @ 2019.11.19 3:57 AM
Great to hear about this inspirational use of bamboo. Thanks Jaqui.

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