LOOK: This student envisioned high-rise buildings made of bamboo–and they’re beautiful

As the years go by, we’ve searched for more and more sustainable means of creating, building, and living. The burden on our planet has grown far too heavy and we’ve been trying to find solutions to relieving this very burden to let the Earth naturally rebuild and keep itself strong. It’s the only planet we’ve got, after all.

Which makes us question cities: How can we keep the constantly rising population, carbon emissions, and pollution of urbanity at bay? How can we make them sustainable?

Well this #gradwaiting Architecture student has a solution: high-rise structures constructed out of bamboo.

**Could bamboo be the material of the future?**Architecture Undergraduate Thesis | UST 2020***"To design with the…

Posted by Ian Yazon on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Showing mock-ups of what the structures would look like, Christian Yazon shows not only a beautiful future, but a sustainable, more environmentally-friendly one.

“With the majority of the global bamboo growth (63%) distributed in Southeast Asia, this gives the country the opportunity to tap into a rapidly renewable resource. An effective carbon-negative material with structural properties rivaling that of concrete and steel,” he writes.

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world–if not the fastest. So we definitely see the appeal.

Congratulations, Christian! We hope to see these beautiful bamboo structures actualized in the next few years!

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