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Grow Your Own House: Simon Velez and Bamboo Architecture (English and German Edition)

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ISBN 10: 3931936252 / ISBN 13: 9783931936259
Published by Vitra Design Museum
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Title: Grow Your Own House: Simon Velez and Bamboo ...

Publisher: Vitra Design Museum

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

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The singular virtues of bamboo, one of the world's most important construction materials, are being rediscovered: not only is it extremely cost-effective and durable, it also has a unique aesthetic appeal, whilst its internal structure is remarkably similar to more high-tech materials. Columbian architect Simón Vélez (born 1959) has recognized the benefits of bamboo and put them to practical use in numerous buildings. His project, the pavilion for the ZERI Foundation at Expo 2000 in Hannover-which, at a diameter of 130 feet and height of 55 feet is one of the largest bamboo structures in the world--is described in great detail.

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Author and architect Simn VAlez pioneered bamboo construction in his home country of Colombia. His most recent and spectacular project, which is prominently featured in Grow Your Own House, is the Expo 2000 pavilion for the ZERI Foundation. At over 120 feet in diameter and over 50 feet high, it is one of the largest bamboo structures in the world.

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