Bamboo Torch: a Nice Try for Eco-friendly Flashlight

Utilizing bamboo’s natural cylinder shape which is perfect for housing components, designer Jordan Korokna’s Bamboo Torch flashlight aims to reduce material waste with a more sustainable, ecological and financially beneficial material – bamboo. Its tactile feel and natural antibacterial quality are a refreshing change to cheap, brightly colored plastics and metal. It sounds nice. However, it is quite impossible to make a mass-production since each bamboo might have different diameter. How it can hold standard inner component perfectly? If it can’t, then some kind of filling need to be introduced and it won’t achieve design’s financially beneficial aim any more. Maybe, I am wrong…

Bamboo Torch: a Nice Try for Eco-friendly Flashlight
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Unique Dome Home by Timothy Oulton

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton is a unique space created to interact in inspirational and comfortable surroundings. Entering the village through a cast concrete Moon Gate echoing traditional Chinese architecture, visitors are irresistibly drawn into the beauty and tranquility of the lychee garden through a lattice bamboo tunnel planted with fruit vines.

Unique Dome Home by Timothy Oulton
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Bamboo House: a Beautiful Green Village in Thailand

Green Village‘ is a community of ecological houses within the river valley landscape along Bali’s sacred Ayung River. It was created to blend naturally into the landscape without disrupting the surrounding beauty of the land. Each completed home is constructed out of bamboo and was designed based on principles of durability – with very few resources or attention a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years, and that house could stand strong for a lifetime. Each house has its own unique character, as the architects work hand-in-hand with the client to tailor the design to their specific needs. The dwellings are typically based around radially located clusters of thick bamboo columns, like tendrils that weave into the floor beams and eventually attach to the bamboo tile or thatch canopy. The readily available, malleable material property of bamboo makes it possible to create free-flowing sweeping forms that maintain their structural capacity and can be easily integrated into natural stone foundations. Living in one of these homes is like being on vacation every day of the year. [source]

Bamboo House: a Beautiful Green Village in Thailand
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