CHINA: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Bamboo Wall House
The Bamboo Wall House, by architect Kengo Kuma, wqas completed in 2002 as part of the multi-dwelling project Commune by the Great Wall near Beijing, conceived by developers Zhang Xin and Pan Shiyi. Requirements were to use local materials and conform to the topography, and Kuma chose to make maximum use of cheap bamboo normally used for construction scaffolding in China, to match the roughness of the surrounding landscape...The living and dining areas are encased in bamboo, from ceiling to outer wall, and the shadows cast by the winter sun add a distinctive quality of chiaroscuro to the interior. The cheap bamboo covering walls and ceiling contrast in texture and style with the part of one wall (v=centre of picture) formed by feathers encased in transparent plastic.
Commune by the Great Wall
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