Bamboo Bubbles finalist in the competition Regenerative Futures by Space 10
Bamboo Bubbles is a dynamic solution for cities facing the challenges of urbanization. By combining bamboo sticks and poles with recycled plastic, this constructive system offers an array of benefits, allowing infinite spatial combinations due to its modularity and flexibility. The system is designed to be modular, meaning it can be used on a small scale for a single dwelling or expanded to larger scales to support communities. The modularity also allows for customization and flexibility.
This system is designed to be scalable, making it suitable for a single dwelling or an entire community. The use of collective spaces, including rooftops and terraces, reinforces community activities and provides space for growing food to sustain the community. The rooftops are not just for housing solar panels, but are also social places for leisure, and include enough spaces to grow food to sustain the entire community living in the dwelling.
Regions in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and Vietnam, have large reserves of bamboo and a significant plastic waste problem. By using this system, they could repurpose the plastic waste into a useful material for building, while also promoting the growth and use of bamboo as a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials. But another advantage is that this system could be applied in many regions of the world, but regions with a significant plastic waste problem and a large reserve of bamboo may be particularly well-suited for its implementation.
The ease and speed of construction make it possible to build new structures without the environmental impact of traditional construction methods. Additionally, the use of recycled plastic helps to address the issue of waste while providing an affordable and sustainable housing solution. The combination of these materials creates a unique aesthetic that blends traditional and modern design. In a world where we are facing an ecological collapse, it is crucial to explore new ways of building and living that support local biodiversity and reduce our impact on the environment.
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