It always gives me a pleasant feeling to see innovative, eco-friendly designs such as this one. Bamboo architect Vo Trong Nghia developed he gorgeous bamboo Water and Wind Cafe in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam. Not only is it incredibly beautiful and surprisingly sturdy, but it is built from bamboo, a fast growing, sustainable materia – without the use of a single nail.

The cafe’s frame measures 30 feet high and features an opening at the very top of the dome that allows daylight to come inside, and the way through which designers managed to avoid using modern machinery or metal structures is simply fantastic: they used traditional Vietnamese weaving techniques.

Like many other Vietnamese structures, it is covered in a local bush plant, which evokes an African-esque aesthetic. The design showcases once again that building with local materials and technique is not only sustainable and environmentally friendly – but can look absolutely fantastic as well!

 

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