Bamboo Contemporary: Green Houses Around the Globe (Hardcover)
Bamboo is a perennial grass that grows rapidly and rivals steel, concrete, and wood in strength. Bamboo Contemporary shows the many ways this incredible material can be used to build sustainably. Featuring locales from China to the Czech Republic and the United States, the survey includes homes built entirely from bamboo as well as building projects and renovations that use bamboo as the primary component. Fascinating descriptions, documentary photography, and architectural drawings will appeal to aspirational lifestyle readers interested in sustainability and natural materials as well as design professionals.
William Richards, a writer and architectural historian based in Washington, DC, has contributed to Architect, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, and Old House Journal.
"Richards presents a beautiful book that showcases 14 bamboo-construction houses across the globe, from Indonesia to Brazil….Unique ideals and gorgeous photography abound in this beautifully produced book."
– Library Journal
"An insightful and forward-looking consideration of the architects working toward a more environmentally conscious future."
"Bamboo Contemporary is a gorgeous look at 14 custom-built and renovated homes in the United States, Norway, France, Czech Republic and six other countries that use bamboo as their primary component. And you thought bamboo homes were only in Hawaii."
– Akron Beacon Journal