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Leafy Bamboo Performance Spaces

DnA's Bamboo Theater is Completely Natural

— May 25, 2018 — Art & Design
Bamboo is among the most abundant natural resources in all of Asia, so DnA, a Chinese architecture firm, is using the material as the sole structure of its Bamboo Theater. Rather than building a theater for traditional performances, DnA opted to grow one. The theater is made from arching trees that form a canopy around a simple circle of stone benches, using the natural cover of bamboo leaves to create a theater space.

Of course, the Bamboo Theater didn't grow completely naturally. DnA intervened in order to gently shape the bamboo dome. Bamboo is an incredibly fast-growing plant, so the project was able to be completed quickly after its initial conception. The Bamboo Theater also requires very little maintenance now that it's taken shape, with DnA only having to weave new shoots into the existing dome.


Image Credit: Ziling Wang, Dan Han
Trend Themes
1. Natural Material Architecture - Opportunity for architects to explore natural resources such as bamboo as a singular building material.
2. Sustainable Performance Spaces - Opportunity for performance venues to build structures using sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
3. Green Aesthetic Design - Opportunity for designers to incorporate natural materials and sustainable design into their projects for an eco-friendly aesthetic.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can integrate natural materials such as bamboo into their structures for a cost-effective and eco-friendly building option.
2. Performance Venues - Performance venues can explore building sustainable and natural performance spaces as a unique selling point for their events.
3. Interior Design - Designers can incorporate natural materials and sustainable design into their projects for clients who value eco-friendliness and sustainable living.
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