Bam­boo Sky­scraper

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The bam­boo build­ing by CRG Ar­chi­tects is an in­ter­con­nected se­ries of ever-ris­ing tow­ers, spi­ral­ing their way to­wards the sky in Sin­ga­pore. The build­ing is in­spired by the struc­ture of nat­u­ral bam­boo forests and is built us­ing sus­tain­able con­struc­tion method. This in­no­va­tive use of bam­boo proves that bam­boo is an ex­cel­lent build­ing ma­te­rial. The grass has high-ten­sile strength, which is equiv­a­lent to the strength of steel, but is light enough, thus eas­ily trans­ported. Bam­boo is also elas­tic, mak­ing it a very good build­ing ma­te­rial in earth­quake-prone ar­eas. Each tower of the bam­boo sky­scraper is de­signed in 20-me­ter-high mod­ules, which al­lows the ar­chi­tects to use a sin­gle 30-me­ter length of bam­boo to reach be­tween mod­ules. Cross-brac­ing the bam­boo pieces re­in­forces the strength of the struc­ture.

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