manasaram architects: bamboo symphony
 
manasaram architects: bamboo symphony
sep 07, 2011

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony

‘bamboo symphony’ by manasaram architects, bangalore, india image © krishanu chaterjee

recently completed ‘bamboo symphony’ by bangalore based manasaram architects has been shortlisted for the world architecture festival award 2011 in both the mixed use office and small office categories. an open air interior space is stepped into the rugged terrain in a spiraling configuration. reminiscent of a billowing fabric, the canopy wraps around the harvesting pond directing the shell roof’s storm runoff into the water feature.

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony overall exterior image © world architecture festival

the foundation and curving retaining wall are composed of mud blocks created from the site’s immediate materials. a precast concrete roof covers a lattice grid made of hollow bamboo culms supported on bamboo beams and columns. concrete was also reinforced with the plant’s fibers to reduce the construction’s total weight. other recycled elements include fly ash, wood, scrap metal, stone, and other debris for aggregate.

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony (left) southwest corner (right) reception images © world architecture festival

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony main circulation image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony principal’s cabin image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony towards lobby image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony board room image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony board room from north image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony from studio towards rainwater harvesting pond image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony circulation wrapping lotus pond image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony studio image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony southeast image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony southwest at dusk image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony view from southeast at duck image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony view from northwest at dusk image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony entry kiosk and reception image © krishanu chaterjee

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony floor plan / level 0 image courtesy of manasaram architects

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony elevation image courtesy of manasaram architects

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony elevation image courtesy of manasaram architects

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony elevation image courtesy of manasaram architects

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony elevation image courtesy of manasaram architects

manasaram architects: bamboo symphony exploded axon image courtesy of manasaram architects

project info:

name of project: bamboo symphony location: bangalore, india built -up area: 210.00 m2 completion: december 2010

  • simply the best

    sanjay patwa
  • From concept through to completion, big thumbs up. Go well at the awards d;-)

    Jetwax
  • Really brave project…

    Fernando

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