Bamboo Booth 2012



This exposition booth was exhibited in the Vietnam Architecture Exhibition 2012 held in Hanoi for 5 days in April, 2012.

With rectangular dimension of 3 x 8.6-meters and a height of 4.2-meter and weighing more than 10-tons, the booth was constructed in two days by using approximately 500 culms of bamboo as the only material. To cope up with the short construction time period, the bamboo was placed straight like brickwork to create a massive wall, floor and roof in a minimalist manner. Three 8.6-meter-long culms were aligned horizontally and connected to each other, making one masonry unit. Stratified units created the longitudinal wall of the booth, while the lateral end was composed of small pieces of bamboo, which were cut into 60 and 80cm lengths, and laid like bricks.

Status: Built in 04. 2012
Program: Exhibition booth
Exhibition period: 20.-24. Apr. 2012
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
GFA: 26m2
Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Photographs: Nguyen Quang Phuc, VTN Architects
Design credit: VTN Architects
Design team: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Takashi Niwa, Kosuke Nishijima