The Beauty of Bamboo: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 1 October, 2017
The Beauty of Bamboo: The Best Photos of the Week, © Jimbawan
© Jimbawan

Bamboo has been used by man as a construction material since ancient times. The amazing thing about bamboo, besides being a totally natural material, is that it is sustainable, lightweight, flexible, and inexpensive. Although not widely used in the construction world (at least not when compared to materials like timber), the use of Bamboo enables original and attractive results. This week we have made a selection of 17 photos from well-known photographers such as Julien Lanoo, John Gollings, and Pasi Aalto.

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13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

12:00 - 15 January, 2017
13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

We would like to take a second to focus on the wonderful, yet often overlooked, inner courtyard. The inner courtyard is essentially a "contained outside space" made up of transparent walls, and a well thought-out drainage system is a must. Other elements such as furnishings, decks, vegetation, stairs, water are then added, complicating the space created. The inner courtyard also plays a role in the building's layout; in most cases it functions as the central point from which the other rooms and functions of the project are organized, giving them air and light when the façade openings are not enough.

Here is our selection of 13 stunning inner courtyards of houses and buildings that we have previously published on our site.

Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design

00:00 - 24 January, 2013
Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design, © T+E
© T+E

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  • Architects

  • Location

    ShiQiao, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Sun Wei
  • Design Team

    Shi Jun, Peter Dykes, Zhang QianQian
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs