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Beijing Design Week 2015

Design firms are increasingly turing to bamboo to resolve complicated design problems. Bamboo was featured at Beijing Design Week this year with a conceptual prototype using only bamboo and rope. https://www.behance.net/gallery/29909727/Rising-Canes

Happy World Bamboo Day!

Happy World Bamboo Day! Exciting thing are happing in the world of Bamboo. Yesterday marked the first day of the World Bamboo Fair in Damyang, Korea (17th September – 31st October). With a focus on sustainability, this year’s fair will operate under the slogan “Bamboo for a Greener Future”. Coinciding with the fair is the […]

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ABARI – Gorkha Earthquake response

Humanitarian Bamboo recently met with ABARI (Adobe Bamboo and Research Institute) in Nepal to see some of the work they have been doing subsequent to the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. In addition to Bamboo and Rammed Earth research and training projects, ABARI have been involved with an owner driven reconstruction project for transitional and permanent homes in […]

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Elora Hardy’s TED Talk on Bamboo

Elora Hardy is the creative director of Ibuku in Bali. Ibuku formed the design build team that created the impressive Green School, Bali. In this TED talk, Elora outlines some of the creative ways that bamboo can be used in construction, it’s versatile nature, material properties and its place in contemporary architecture.

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  • Design firms are increasingly turing to bamboo to resolve complicated design problems. Bamboo was featured at Beijing Design Week this year with a conceptual prototype using only bamboo and rope. https://www.behance.net/gallery/29909727/Rising-Canes #
  • Elora Hardy is the creative director of Ibuku in Bali. Ibuku formed the design build team that created the impressive Green School, Bali. In this TED talk, Elora outlines some of the creative ways that bamboo can be used in construction, it's versatile nature, material properties and its place in contemporary architecture. #
  • Gaurav Sharma's Made in Bamboo blog highlights bamboo architecture, furniture design and bamboo craftwork. Gaurav Sharma graduated as an Architect and Industrial Designer from National Institute of Design, India, and has been involved with bamboo for the past 6-7 years. #
  • Plyboo. Cute name. #
  • Cool bamboo bikes from Brazilian industrial designer Flavio Costa Leão Deslandes, based in Denmark. #

Welcome to the Humanitarian Bamboo project

The Humanitarian Bamboo project aims to bridge the gap between the knowledge held by skilled bamboo artisans and builders and the immediate need for practical solutions for aid workers and affected communities in post-disaster responses.

This website hosts downloads of Draft 2 of the Humanitarian Bamboo manual, as well as the same document viewable online. It also includes a range of bamboo resources including a gallery of images and this homepage blog of updates from the field.

You can comment on almost all content on this website. We also encourage you to send us material that we can share through this website, including your own experience of using bamboo in a humanitarian context.