Vietnamese architecture studio H&P has designed and built a prototype bamboo house. This house has some cool features that you need to see. One of them is that the objects that were used to built the house are from nature such as tightly-packed rows of bamboo cane for the walls and floors, wood for the ladder, bamboo wattle, fibreboard and coconut leaves. Now let’s have a look at the house itself.
First of all let’s take some time to consider one very interesting aspect, the fact that this building is a whole new start in the building industry. Imagine having your own space while protecting the environment at the same time.
According to sources, the construction industry contributes 23% on air pollution and 50% on climate change because of the materials and techniques used.
The house is elevated on stilts, three meters above the ground; It is designed this way to withstand one of the most frequent problems, floods. To access the house, wooden ladders are placed that lead to small decks around the perimeter. So, in case of a flood situation, it would allow water to pass through without causing damage to the building.
Also, you can adjust the house based on the weather. Let me explain; The walls fold outwards to ventilate the space, plus sections of the roof can be propped open or completely closed. I think that is a brilliant idea.
Before we continue inside the house, let me tell you one last thing about the props of the outside building area, especially the area beneath the house. You can use this three-metered height for gardening or keeping animals.
Now, the main floor is occupied with living and sleeping areas and wooden ladders lead up to attic spaces that can be used either for office or sleeping space. The structure can be assembled in only 25 days and adapted to suit a variety of local climates.
This building was originally designed to become a home but it can easily be used for other social needs such as medical facility, classroom or community centre.
One last thing that blown my mind is the lighting issue. When it gets dark, interior lighting shines through the cracks in the walls to make the building glow from within. Isn’t it amazing?
I personally would love to own a place like this, as the architects said “The house can keep people warm in the most severe conditions and help them control activities in the future, also contributing to ecological development as well as economic stabilisation.”