Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Simon Velez: mastering bamboo

Colombian architect Simon Velez is currently the subject of a book and a delightful exhibition in and around the tiny Swiss village of Rossiniere, in canton Vaud. Velez has come to international attention through his buildings of guadua bamboo, and in particular the massive bamboo pavilion constructed for Expo 2000 in Hannover. The 'Learning from Vernacular' website has further details, including a rather slow-to-load image gallery, and we will be buying the book for GSA library in due course.