Bamboo in architecture is becoming a movement of sorts in Asian countries, led by architects and design experts like Vo Trong Nghia.
There are many benefits to using bamboo in architecture and design as it is strong, cost efficient, sustainable and has a variety of potential uses. Vo Trong Nghia is from and based in Vietnam, and he has taken it upon himself to design bamboo-based structures because of these benefits. As a result, the architect is able to create tranquil, natural spaces in urban environments where population density continues to grow. These environments utilize contemporary design ideas but use the bamboo plant to provide a balance of both nature and modernity.
The new focus on using bamboo in architecture works to create sustainable and cost effective structures.