Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 620 Sq.Ft.
The bamboo proto types II is a joint effort of TRADA technology of United Kingdom and Architecture Paradigm. Bamboo composites lik bamboo mat board and the bamboo mat corrugated sheets used here are products developed by the IPRITI. It involved the exploration of the technology's pontential to accommodate a two level built form. The idea was to maintain a simple foot print built on the same four feet module. The lower level consisted of a multifunctional space, a pantry and a toilet. the upper level unit was similar except for the way a person entered and also accommodated a balcony. The stair was seen as an element which wrapped one of the corners allowing for a more compact and simple structure for the stair, the final roof was a pitched roof expressed in terms of bamboo truss work and covering with corrugated bamboo mat board. The planning also allowed for the creation of a layered system of spaces which answers the needs of the local sensibilities in terms of the privacy level requirements in a small space. This was expressed in the verandahs which were seen as buffer spaces and also as extension of the contained spaces. The final expression talks about the lightness of the technology and with details like using glass between the top-plate of the ground floor and the first floor which allow for quality lighting for the groung level, but also brings about a floating feel for the first level unit. Double bamboo columns are used as the structural column at the lower level and it becomes a system of single columns supporting the roof at the upper level, at both the levels these structural elements are, bound together at the upper level with help of top plate in plantation timber. The infill wall ( single skin wall ) worked on the same principle as tried in bamboo house 1; along with this we also tried out the double skin wall in certain spaces like the toilet to accommadate services and also in the outer wall of the staircase to give a seamless appearance.