New Bamboo

New Bamboo

Architecture and Design

Book - 2003
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this book is an indispensable reference work for anyone who is interested in the new architectural and design uses of the millenary guadua, a material with incomparable aesthetic qualities. Book jacket.
won international attention. His monumental "Guadua Pavilion" became a star attraction at the Expo-Hannover 2000 World Fair in Germany, where visitors from all over the world saw the potential of this wonderful material, which had been subjected to the strictest physical stress tests by the German authorities before they gave it a building license. Featuring detailed and informative essays by Simon Velez, Marcelo Villegas, Ximena Londono, Jesus Velez Estrada and Gabriel German Londono,
This new book is a follow-up to the classic Bambusa Guadua, published by Villegas Editores 13 years ago, which dealt with the traditional use of guadua in the coffee region of Colombia. It covers recent scientific investigations and the latest advances in its use in modern architecture, furniture, craftswork and objects of art. Among the most striking are the works of the Colombian architect Simon Velez, whose guadua buildings in Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, Panama, France and Colombia have
structural properties of the Guadua angustifolia -- such as its strength/weight ratio, which exceeds that of most woods -- may be compared to those of steel and some high tech fibers. They make this bamboo ideal for seismic-resistant constructions.
The guadua, the gigantic and marvelous bamboo of America, is a renewable and sustainable natural resource of rapid growth and outstanding environmental and aesthetic qualities that offers great economic possibilities for the rural regions of Latin America. Guadua conserves the soil, controls erosion, regulates water flows, provides organic material, contributes to biodiversity and embellishes the landscape: it also captures atmospheric CO[subscript 2] and transforms it into oxygen. The
Publisher: Bogotá : Villegas Editores ; [London : Troika [distributor]], 2003
ISBN: 9588156068
Branch Call Number: 721.0449 NEW
Characteristics: 206 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Villegas, Marcelo


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