BAMBOO GRIDSHELLS

BAMBOO GRIDSHELLS.

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  • EAN: 9781138795563
  • ISBN: 978-1-138-79556-3
  • Editorial: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Páginas: 150
  • Materias:
    materials
    wood

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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.

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