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BAMBOO GRIDSHELLS. David Rockwood. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2015. 150 pp. with 144 ills. (119 col.). 25 x 17 cm LC 2014-35936 ISBN 9781138795587 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 166119. Publisher's description: This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David Rockwood demonstrates the viability of bamboo as a building material and considers the advantages -- as well as the challenges -- of working with bamboo. Its properties, workability, connections, assembly, erection processes, structural behavior, and final use are explored in detail through a series of design-build experiments and case studies from Hawai'i and Vietnam. The only book available on the subject, Bamboo Gridshells provides a comprehensive introduction to this emerging technology which will be of interest to anyone working in the areas of sustainable or environmental design, ecological construction, low technology strategies, or alternative materials.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166118
Hardcover $190.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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