Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Bamboo's Strength


Bamboo's are way stronger than they are often credited for.


Often thought to be a weak and poor material for building, bamboo's have lately been used in various types of architecture. From houses, churches, buildings to bridges, bamboo's are seen as both accents or part of the main structure. A tradition common in China and India, Europeans and Americans have lately been branching out their use of this indigenous stem.




Considered a renewable resource as an architectural material because the species commonly used for building take only six to seven years till harvest, the idea of using bamboo's more often will be much help today as the sources of wood are rapidly depleting.












Spread the knowledge of Bamboo Architecture. Save the trees. :)

Toodles!


Cathy



Photo credit: Dad's files


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