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    Bamboo Paraboloids

    By gabsvillalobos
    Oct 14, '08 7:02 PM EST

    Hey there!
    I've been gone for a while, but I wanted to share with you these pics I took today.
    As part of a seminar/workshop about sustainability and building with bamboo, three bamboo paraboloids were built at the main courtyard (these will be used for a project in Veracruz, near the Gulf of Mexico).


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    This is the bamboo, a native species called guadua angustifolia.


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    It's real thick!


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    A simple joint.


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    Looking good...


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    One ready, two to go...


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    There!
    All three of them done in about 5 hours.



    PS:
    They joined them yesterday!!!

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    • 12 Comments

    • That is some big bamboo

      Oct 15, 08 8:26 am
      nsproductions

      how is working with gadua? i spec'd out some school project with that once

      Oct 15, 08 6:07 pm
      MADianito

      checa tambien el PS1 pavilion de los narchitects del 2004.... puro bamboo mano
      http://www.narchitects.com/frameset-ps1.htm

      check out the 2004 PS1 pavilion from NARCHITECTS too!... all bamboo dude
      http://www.narchitects.com/frameset-ps1.htm

      Oct 15, 08 6:51 pm
      Mark Bearak

      WOW! Great work! Really Impressive use of the material!

      Oct 15, 08 7:00 pm
      gabsvillalobos

      That one from narchitects is so cool!!

      Oct 16, 08 11:43 am
      gabsvillalobos

      MADianito de dónde eres?

      Oct 16, 08 11:43 am
      MADianito

      mexico-español-cubano???

      jajajaja, mexicano de nacimiento

      Oct 16, 08 4:10 pm
      MADianito

      x cierto ya viendo "los joints" how god those actually worked for the object?? wasn't it better to design certain kind of connector which allowed easier assembly of the whole structure, or even more complex configurations? (en ingles cause is an open forum with a mainly english communication)

      Oct 16, 08 4:12 pm
      gabsvillalobos

      the joints were actually very simple to make and the idea was for a low-cost, easy-building prototype, for a rural community in Veracruz... But yeah, there are plenty of options with bamboo...

      Oct 16, 08 9:32 pm
      bernieancog

      thank u for given us a good information for about this, here is also i want to share and promote to u if ur interested on it, just visit this site bamboo uses.

      Apr 22, 09 1:51 pm
      fabián

      HELLO, I`m Fabian, one of the workshops organizer. After the UNAM-FUNDEGUADA DE COLOBIA experience we now are designing another paraboloid for PEMEX, like 3 times more large than the UNAM one. We have a cyber space in www.colectivoespacial.com , that is in re-construction. Soon we`re gonna upload info about this work with PEMEX, and other suff. Contact us at colectivoespacial@gmail.com

      May 14, 09 10:56 am

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