One of the verticals that Bamboopecker gives a lot of focus is the construction space, a space that has been, since industrial age, taken over by concrete, metal, cement blocks, glass, etc. Bamboopecker wants to bring a change in this space, with small steps and aiming higher through innovation using eco-friendly materials.
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We work with Indian architects, and over time we have realized that there are two kinds of architects,
- One kind that use Bamboo and other eco-friendly materials for aesthetic purposes or because the client asked for it as a certain ambience needs to be created. We take up these projects, since it creates oppurtunities to encourage these architects to learn more about eco-friendly materials and use it more effectively in future projects. We work with these architects to create unique, distinct and functional structures in future, and not just use these earthy materials because of lack of choices.
- The seocnd kind of architects have deep knowledge about earthy materials and know how to use it. Some of them are only dedicated to eco-friendly construction. These are our friends, we work closely with to spread the word that eco-firendly materials also last for a long time with preservation. You can read more about our preservation process here.
One key project that we recently accomplished is our own factory located in Bangalore - learn more about it here.
Please contact us, if ever you decide to use eco-friendly materials in your construction, below are some of which we have constructed over the last few years.
Bamboo in construction
When you’re considering potential building materials for home construction as a society we tend to focus on two or three commonly utilized and widely accepted building materials: wood, stone or concrete. What you may not realize is that bamboo solutions can be used for much more than just food, musical instruments, medicine, paper and textiles. Uses for bamboo can also include building construction, both in exterior and interior design elements.
Widely used in Asian, Pacific Islander and Central and Southern American cultures, bamboo is a sustainable and sturdy building material. Unlike wood, bamboo (a member of the grass family) regenerates very quickly. It is, in-fact, one of the fastest growing plants in the world, with the fastest growth rate reaching 100cm in a 24-hr period1.
In contrast to tree harvesting, there is simply no comparison to the replenishment rate of growing bamboo. Bamboo can be harvested every three to six years for construction purposes (depending on the species); whereas trees range from 25 years (for softwoods) to 50 years (for hardwoods). It is important to harvest the bamboo at the right time to maximize strength and minimize damage brought on by pests.
Making more use of bamboo for common building practices would allow forests to regenerate and help to prevent future deforestation efforts.
Links for more literature that talk about bamboo and other sustainable construction materials - More Literature here.