A training hall under construction- designed and built by INBAR‘s Nepali-Colombian architect duo Nripal Adhikary and Juan Carlos Jaramillo. This 2200 sq. meter building is the largest bamboo structure in East Africa. It is part of an initiative of INBAR to introduce bamboo- ubiquitous but under utilized material- in East Africa. This is built in [...]
One of the major challenges we had treating bamboo with sap-displacement method was our difficulty in knowing if the bamboo was totally treated or not. Thanks to help from Prof. Walter Liese and our in-house team we have successful done our first test. The red ones are treated while the yellows are not.
This is our first two story bamboo and earth house. The first floor is 45 cm rammed earth reinforced with bamboo. The second floor is completely made of bamboo (bambusa balcooa). It is spacious, low maintenance,thermally very pleasant and has a very modern feel to it. Its a perfect house for a middle class family [...]