Bamboo is the most rapidly renewable natural building material. Bamboo has a greater tensile strenght than steel. Thanks to his elasticity and flexibility bamboo can resist to powerful winds.
With urbanisation in India rapidly progressing, many ferro-cement structures are left baking in the sun, often stressing the lives of the inhabitants. As concrete stores the heat during the day and radiates it at night, people living in these structures are subject to extensive heat stress.
Bamboo as a natural material does not heat as much and does not store the heat. If a ferro-cement structure is covered with a bamboo roof (e.g. a dome) heating of the below structure is greatly reduced, and thus radiation during night time limited.
The Bamboo Centre construction team has covert structured ferro-cement and brick building with domes, or other bamboo roofs to reduce heat on top of roof terraces and inside buildings.
Bamboo center construction department
With a lot of experience in on-site construction at Bamboo Centre, the construction team is also available for outside contract jobs. Currently we cover the Auroville and Pondicherry area.
We have international architect volunteers
Our carpenters manager as an international experience in wood building
As we are a research center, you’ll benefit of the last bamboo building methods.
Let's talk about your project
We're happy to hear what you are planning to do in bamboo. Send us a message and we'll give you a quote, or advice.