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Living Bamboo Used To ‘Grow’ Structures In China
By Erwan Xiao, 23 Jul 2013
Young students participating in the three-month-long building project and workshop, ‘City in Sky’, in Wuhan, China, had the opportunity to experiment with using living bamboo as a construction material.
The project, led by architects Mu Wei, Sam Cho and Yu Hui, aimed to “steer the architectural conversation away from concrete and steel, and back towards a more organic approach that dominated Asian architecture for eons.”
The structures in ‘City in Sky’ were partly designed by the children, and consisted of a series of huts on an elevated platform and two open-air structures growing on bamboo plants.
The project also provided the children with a hands-on method of understanding “nature, tools, building and even the real life itself”, something that is lacking in the Chinese education system.
[via Inhabitat and ArchDaily]
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