On its own, bamboo has proven that it can be a neat material for use – particularly in green architectural intent. But to find out that this material was molded and constructed in a free-like manner all the more becomes impressive.
Such is the case for this bamboo dome which covers the Water and Wind Café over in Vietnam. With the genius of Vo Trong Nghia, not only does the bamboo dome offer a sturdy roof and covering for folks over there, it was all done with no aid from nails at that.
The cafe’s frame measures 30 feet high and features an opening at the very top of the dome that allows daylight to stream inside. Like many other Vietnamese structures, it is covered in a local bush plant, which evokes an African-esque aesthetic.