Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bamboo Pavilion: grow your own garden office

The idea of growing your own garden office is a rather appealing one and the Bamboo Pavilion from the David Garcia Studio offers another insight into how that might be achieved. The idea is the shedworkingesque structure relies on the ability of living bamboo to a) support a considerable vertical weight and b) grow tremendously fast in the right conditions. Here's how they describe it:
"The plant is allowed to grow through a grid floor and roof structure initially held in place with scaffolding. Metal plates are inserted into this grid structure where bamboo ‘columns’ are desired. As the plant matures and increases in girth it grows into the steel ring forming the structural connection to the floor and roof plates."
More details at the David Garcia site.
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  1. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Details? There aren't any details, there's just a page with some deluded idiot's drawings.

  2. Leaving aside the description of David as an 'idiot' which is hardly helpful or necessary, in what way is it 'deluded'?

  3. It will probably collapse if volume of people used it.