Penda architecture Studio with headquarters in Beijing and Vienna presented the first image of the new city of 20 thousand people, which will be built from bamboo.
The authors of the project believe that the design of buildings from intersecting horizontal and vertical bamboo rods can be used to 2023 to build a strong infrastructure for the city.
Note that the founders of the company Dayong sun and Chris Precht use bamboo since its first project – the Lodge at the gates of the garden in China.
“The current state of irresponsible urban development, pollution and economic crisis force architects to change the approach to the building process, say the sun and Precht. – Through the use of natural materials such as bamboo, as well as “smart” modular building system can grow in any direction”.
Penda has developed a prototype bamboo frame in 2014, working on the project of modular. Design is the connection of the bamboo rods using X-shaped joints, and then strengthening the construction of the rope. Field supervision in construction will be conducted under the supervision of specialists of the architectural Bureau.
The architects realized that this system can be expanded and used to create larger buildings, and presented the first prototype at the design Week in Beijing. In Pendo believe that the material can provide the County Angie is one of the largest bamboo exporters in the world. There, in the heart of plantation, and want to build a new commune.
“For the first 9 months the system can grow to include housing for 9 families, say sun and Precht. – Increasing the number of residents, the structure will also increase and include more community space. In 2023, the municipality will grow up in a city with a population of 20 thousand people. And will be around a bamboo grove with an area of 250 acres.”
One of the main advantages of the system that the more joints there are, the stronger it becomes. This suggests that it will be possible to easily create multi-level buildings. To disassemble you with minimal losses, and components can be used again.
“With such a calm and natural growth project emphasizes the real ecological approach to growth that does not harm neither the environment nor themselves to construction materials and, thus, provides an alternative to the modern process of construction,” say the architects.