Bamboo, the native Asian wood, is a commonly used material thanks to its combination of strength and light weight, and O Architecture's design for an office in Beijing makes ample use of the fast-growing wood for precisely these purposes. The office is built into the skeleton of a traditional hutong building, and it uses bamboo to add a sense of lightness and airiness to what might otherwise feel like a stuffy, cramped space.
One of the interesting quirks of O Architecture's design is that it's very precisely segmented. The bamboo in the interior forms a series of empty cubes, and the office is planned such that there are exactly 10,000 of those cubes spanning throughout the L-shaped interior.
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