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bamboo greenhouse
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nov 17, 2009
bamboo greenhouse


the BGH bamboo greenhouse by nobuhiro hirai and hirohide kobayashiand of kyoto university,

toshiharu nakagawa of nakagawa bamboo workshop won the japan good design award 09.
this bamboo greenhouse has been proposed and constructed in response to the need for a greenhouse
in raising and managing plants, through a joint development project applying the hydroponics method
of growing crops using no soil.


model of the bamboo greenhouse inside the japan good design award 09 exhibition
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its bamboo structure utilizes connector design and the attributes of the materials themselves
to achieve a simple structure that anybody can build on their own, with no need for any
special skills or materials.



detail of model
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it also secures sufficient green house space for growing crops. in addition, in light of the abandonment
and growth of bamboo forests, which has become a topic of concern in society in recent years,
it uses phyllostachys pubescens bamboo from forest thinning activities as its main structural material,
enabling renewable use of bamboo materials.



inside the greenhouse
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