Split Bamboo Cladding

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Split/ open bamboo (guadua) was bent over the bamboo beams onto the eucalyptus beams to create 12 shallow barrel arches. Next we’ll be putting a layer of ferro-cement and light weight pumice concrete, so the arch shape ensures the concrete is in a compressive shape. Although the arches are far too shallow to function independently of the underlying structure, the shape is still desirable over a flat span.


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June 2, 2015 Reciprocal Roof