New PDF release: Bamboo Style

By Gale Beth Goldberg

Bamboo kind creatively exhibits how each room of the home will be designed, adorned or accented with sensual bamboo furnishings, floor, wall masking, ceiling fabric and components. The booklet showcases examples of straightforward and cutting edge bamboo adorning options and selfmade initiatives. Bamboo variety evokes creativity and craft making, and contains a certain source part that makes it effortless to connect to designers, brands, artists, providers, and companies.

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In Africa, an Ethiopian hut is crafted with an underlying bamboo structure covered with a woven bamboo material. ” The exterior walls of this Balinese residence are woven with split lengths of bamboo. The colorful and intricate carvings on the door and window shutters are crafted in wood and painted by local artisans. Timber-bamboo full culms support the wide wooden top railing of the covered veranda. Bamboo rafters, beams, and ties hold up the thatch roof. At night the matchstick shades become a moveable wall permeable to the evening breezes.

Outside the home, bamboo fences delineate and decorate. Sometimes they provide privacy; at other times, the open weave of tied culms becomes an artistic vertical divide separating garden paths and plantings. The Asians are not alone in demonstrating the multiple uses of bamboo. In another part of the bamboo world—Colombia, South America—giant bamboo timbers bolted together in triangulated architectural trusses are so strong that they can freely span more than eighteen feet (six meters) while supporting a heavy roof of cement, steel mesh, and clay tile.

A bungalow in Hawaii may be crafted from bamboo. The walls of an art studio in northern California are built with straw bales and the roof is built with bamboo trusses. New outdoor constructions of bamboo—trellises, pergolas, garden shade structures—provide protection from the elements. For a long time, bamboo has been associated with tropical settings and South Seas clichés like tiki huts. While a certain bamboo style still evokes this laid-back, relaxed vacation mode replete with a bamboo umbrella garnish in the Mai Tai, there are talented and skillful designers and craftspeople who are creating pieces from laminated bamboo that’s been bent and shaped.

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