Meet the bamboo-tent hotel that can grow

It's a sleek, modern but still as whimsical version of the classic tree house.

July 14, 2014 |
All renderings courtesy Penda

Flexible, versatile and sustainable–these words best describe the bamboo structure design by Beijing-based design cooperative Penda.

Dezeen reports that the design was made for the AIM Legend of the Tent competition in China, with the prompt to develop low-impact tent themed-hotels with a closer connection to the outdoors

Inspired by how tipis of the Great Plains Native American peoples were constructed, the bamboo structure is a triangular, lightweight building that can easily be expanded vertically or horizontally.

Bamboo, both easy to grow and is an readily available, native plant in China, was chosen because of its sustainability.

Find out more about the design in this interview with Dezeen.

 

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