Beating Floods with Beauty: Inspiring Bamboo Home

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Making homes flood-resistant isn’t usually an aesthetic opportunity; it’s all about practicality. Of course, safety and comfort are more important than looks – but this beautiful design for a ‘blooming bamboo home’ shows that all of these factors can come together in a harmonious whole. H&P Architects have created a house that can withstand the severe natural disasters of Vietnam.

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Using bamboo, a fast-growing renewable material that grows locally, the architects designed a home strong enough to stand up to five-foot-high floodwaters. It’s made up of modular components assembled by bolting, binding and hanging.

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Its versatile interior layout enables it to flex to all sorts of purposes, making it suitable as a house, a school, a medical facility or a community center. All of the materials, including fiberboard, coconut leaves, and the wooden roof cladding, can be sourced locally.

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The structure is intended to be used as a safe shelter for people who live in areas with even the most troubling weather patterns. But beyond its sustainability and flood-resistance, it’s just plain gorgeous.