Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Area: 256 Sq.Ft.
Project Completed: 2001
The Bamboo proto type I is a joint effort of IPRITI, TRADA and ARCHITECTURE PARADIGM, where the effort was to develop an alternate solution to housing which is eco friendly and durable too. These ideas could be adapted to answer large housing requirements, quoting one of the possibilities, Row houses or clusters built along a system of courts and streets, with common walls can also be explored which probably might help to bring down the cost further. Structurally this technology is ideal for earthquake and hurricane prone zones. The look and feel of the project helps to bring to focus the fact that bamboo need not be looked upon as poor man's timber but can be exploited in areas of application like urban houses, resorts, farmhouses, dhabas, interiors of restaurants etc.