Bamboo in Sustainable ArchitectureBamboo is classified as a grass and one of the most sustainable materials an architect can use.
This house located north of Beijing was designed by the well-known Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
Kengo Kuma uses the properties of bamboo to emphasize a linear structure and lend a soft natural wood tone to the interior.
In contrast to the Great Wall of China which is situated very close by, Kuma's bamboo house suggest the easy flow of light and air from one side of the house to the other.
Architectural lines are minimalistic. The bamboo walls function as an extension of nature.
This particular bamboo wall house is part of a boutique hotel and can be rented. Kuma succeeds where many minimalist have failed in creating streamlined living spaces that are comfortable and welcoming.
It's difficult to get more minimal than this bathroom!
One could almost say that this is an altar to simple life and harmony with nature.