H&P Architects’ Bamboo Homes Float Above Rising Flood Waters

H&P Architects
H&P Architects from Vietnam
The bamboo was chosen for the homes not just because it is plentiful in the region, but it is also versatile, durable as well as traditional. Bamboo frames, roofing and walls are arranged between long steel piles that secure the home during flooding, much like an anchored boat. The floor is elevated, which not only keeps animals out, but also makes room for a layer of recycled oil drums that serve as a float.
Vietnam’s tropical climate make it terrible when the heavy rain falls because it may cause flood which becomes a trouble of living such as danger to people, destruction to buildings and household appliance. But with the Bamboo floating houses, the cost of dealing with the flood decreased a lot.

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