flood resistant blooming bamboo home by H&P architects
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sep 23, 2013
flood resistant blooming bamboo home by H&P architects



flood resistant blooming bamboo home by H&P architects

all images courtesy of doan thanh ha

 

 

 

in a response to the often severe natural disasters in vietnam, local firm H&P architects have designed this flood resistant ‘blooming bamboo home’. each modular structure is 3.3m x 6.6m and is assembled by bolting, binding, hanging, placing the different elements. the building is strong enough to withstand a 1.5m high flood and currently, the architects are experimenting with the model to see if it can survive a 3m high flood. the interior of the building works as a multi functional space – house, educational, medical and community center are all possible options. the structure’s framework is made from small bamboo pieces, fiberboard and coconut leafs, which can be finished with cladding that suits its local climate and regional materials, offering an adaptable piece of vernacular architecture. the flexible building is able to be mass produced and can be constructed by its users in just 25 days, the design offers an affordable solution for housing. intended to be a warm shelter for people in the most severe conditions, it also engages local communities with their culture and vernacular architecture.  

 

this project is the final realization of an earlier concept by H&P architects. see the article that designboom featured here.

 


nighttime view of the bamboo structure

 

 


the bamboo building is strong enough to withstand a 1.5m high flood

 

 


built from local bamboo the design is an example of vernacular architecture from vietnam

 

 


view from the mezzanine level looking into the main living space

 

 


interior perspective of the adaptable structure

 

 


the building can be used for a number of different activities

 

 


nighttime perspective and detail of the fold down deck

 

 


the exterior deck folds down

 

 


view from the mezzanine level

 

 


open air mezzanine level

 

 


view looking upwards to the roof construction

 

 


view of the sustainably designed bamboo structure

 

 


varied interior views

 

 


perspective

 

 


drawings

 

 

project info:

 

architects: h&p architects
location: cau dien town, tu liem district, ha noi, vietnam
architect in charge: doan thanh ha & tran ngoc phuong
team: chu kim thinh, erimescu patricia, nguyen van manh, nguyen khanh hoa, nguyen quynh trang, tran quoc thang, pham hong son, hoang dinh toan, pham quang thang, nguyen hai hue, nguyen khac phuoc
contractor: h&p architects
total floor area: 44 sqm
completion date: sep. 2013
photographs: doan thanh ha

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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