The tabletop has been crafted from bamboo plywood, chosen because bamboo is considered more sustainable than other timbers and grasses. The brand does plan to release more tabletops in solid woods and stones later this year. Each of the legs is designed with a triangular attachment point, which means that they can support the structure in any formation once the tabletop is in place.
Posts Tagged ‘bamboo’
We have gone with the darker tones and hard materials complementing light timber and natural bamboo with an open kitchen concept overlooking the restaurant allow customers to observe the sushi chef in action. Custom made suspended feature mesh ceiling as well as cooper pipe lightings over the booth seatings were designed for this project.
Visitors could come into this space alone through a narrow entrance, walk slowly and circle the space with the playing of background music which has a sense of ritual. While looking through the gaps between the bamboos, semi-finished Chinese Southern lion and Chinese leather drum placed in the centre could be seen; it is like a journey from outside to inside of both your inner self and the environment.
The architectural design tries to avoid artificial elements in building appearance and patterns as much as possible, whatever they are outside surfaces or entrances. The building appearance can become gentle and exquisite by installing simple bamboo screens, ensuring good day-lighting and removing deliberate assemblies.
Human-Meditation-Nature installation by Vo Trong Nghia Architects at Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice – ItalyJune 1st, 2016
Known for his green-filled architecture, the installation inside the central pavilion visualizes as a small forest of bamboo and plants. Visitors are invited to walk through the structure and in turn, show that architecture is not just about function and beauty, but an approach to connect people with nature.
Since money doesn’t grow on trees, 3Gatti maximized the teensy budget by excluding real wood as an option and instead choosing a material in local abundance: bamboo. With the wide variety of bamboo products available in the Chinese market – plywood, herringbone patterned board and pulp boards – the blocks could become retail reality.