This Handmade Pavilion Was Made from a Species of Bamboo from Vietnam

By: Christopher Magsambol - Nov 6, 2015
References: designboom & archdaily
This unique bamboo pavilion was built for the 30th anniversary of 'The Asian Everyday: Possibilities in the Shifting World' exhibition in Tokyo. Vo Trong Nghia Architects were behind the project and chose a species of bamboo that is only found in Vietnam. The bamboo was treated using traditional Vietnamese methods where it was made to become malleable and only held together by pegs and ropes.

Four Vietnamese staff members and an army of students were needed to build the entire structure. The process took three weeks and over 50 international volunteers. Three elements bring the entire piece together, with themes of grids, arches and boxes comprising the entire bamboo pavilion. Visitors were encouraged to explore the bamboo sculpture and were able to incorporate nature back into their city.

Photo Credits: archdaily, designboom