This is a bamboo classroom pod at the Green School [www.greenschool.org] in Bali. Its a place where kids are taught about their relationship with the earth that they depend on. The school is built from bamboo. Follow the picture to www.naturalhomes.org for video and more wonderful bamboo structures.
The design for this treehouse was inspired by a chrysalis. The walkway is built using redwood and the fins and slats are built from sustainably grown pine and poplar. The structure uses glulam (glued laminated timber) which is used as a replacement for steel.
This impressive oak and wattle & daub house and kitchen gardens is Bayleaf Farm, an early Tudor Wealden House from Chiddingstone, Kent, England. More, including video, at www.naturalhomes.org/bayleaf-farm.htm
As testimony to the flexibility and strength of bamboo, these sea urchin shaped pods are the library and reception in the Bambu Indah Resort, Bali. Bamboo is a grass that grows incredibly quickly. Follow this picture to www.naturalhomes.org for timelapse video of bamboo growing.
This is a hempcrete cottage. Hempcrete is a mixture of hemp and lime, a lightweight construction material that can be used for walls, insulation of roofs and floors and as part of timber-framed buildings. More, including video, at www.naturalhomes.org/naturalhomes3rd.htm#hempcrete