The process of building represents a significant challenge as countries all over the world face numerous issues like air-pollution, improper urbanization, shortage of resources, economic crisis and more.
The architects of today have realized that a sustainable way of construction is more valuable than ever. Penda, a Beijing-based company, plans to build a treehouse using ropes and rods of bamboo, and nothing more.
The architectural design was such a revolutionary concept that it won the second place at the 2016 A’Design Awards. Titled “Rising Canes,” it involves connecting bamboo rods with X-shaped joints of the same material, then using lengths of rope to offer additional strength.
In an attempt to be environmentally friendly, the treehouse will use recycled bamboo from the area. One of the main advantages of the system is that it becomes more stable as more joints are added. This means multi-level structures could be easily created.
As opposed to most buildings, the treehouse’s design allows plants to grow naturally on it. The team hope that it will become a lush and green paradise of sorts as reconnecting with nature was the primary aim of the design.
About 20 families would be able to live in the first completed building, which Penda hopes to construct in the next few years. By 2023, the team imagines expanding the structure to a sprawling, 250-acre complex.
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