Analysis of the bamboo construction process in the architecture of Leiko Motomura and Simón Vélez




Bamboo, Construction techniques, Bamboo architecture.


The interest in the use of natural materials by construction professionals has been growing as the concern with designing buildings with low environmental impact arises. For this reason bamboo is an excellent choice, as this material has a high resistance parallel to the fibers, is light and has a great capacity to incorporate CO². Given the context described above, this article aims to analyze the constructive techniques in bamboo culms in two works of architectural relevance: Max Feffer Cultural Center (Brazil) and Casa Serra Grande (Brazil), by architects Leiko Motomura and Simón Vélez. For this, field visits were made for a better understanding of bamboo connections, analysis of photographs, files, 3D models and bibliographical research regarding the material. The study helps to understand and reflect on the constructive components of bamboo in architectural projects, highlighting the association between the traditional elements of fittings, associated with the technology available today, such as the grout associated with screws, clamps and spacers.


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Author Biographies

Vanessa Carolina de Souza, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie



Célia Regina Moretti Meirelles, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie




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How to Cite

Souza, V. C. de, & Meirelles, C. R. M. . (2021). Analysis of the bamboo construction process in the architecture of Leiko Motomura and Simón Vélez. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(9), 589–600.