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Agritecture: engaging with the environmental and ecological economy of bamboo in Vietnam


Norrie, H and Long, J and Hall, E, Agritecture: engaging with the environmental and ecological economy of bamboo in Vietnam, 11th World Bamboo Congress Proceedings, 14-18 August, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, pp. 1-12. ISSN 2150-1165 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Developing an understanding of the relationship between bamboo as a building material and as part of an ecological and economic supply chain is central to the ‘agritecture’ project being developed through collaboration between the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and Sydney-based architects and bamboo specialists Cave Urban. The cross-disciplinary field of agritecture explores the intersection between agriculture and architecture, investigating the relationship between buildings and places through collaborative design research projects. This project explores the cultivation of bamboo to bamboo in buildings that utilise low-tech construction techniques. It investigates the potential of assist with biodiversity, water filtration and soil remediation, and the parallel use of unprocessed temporary buildings to provide new infrastructure in villages where the economic ecology is shifting, focussing on regional and rural communities in Vietnam.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:bamboo, architecture
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Community planning
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Construction materials performance and processes not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Norrie, H (Dr Helen Norrie)
UTAS Author:Long, J (Mr Jed Long)
UTAS Author:Hall, E (Miss Emma Hall)
ID Code:132560
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2019-05-13
Last Modified:2019-06-17

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