Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777427911 Published February 2011 For sale in North America and Japan only

Markus Heinsdorff - Design with Nature

The Bamboo Architecture

Edited by Markus Heinsdorff

Markus Heinsdorff - Design with Nature

Edited by Markus Heinsdorff

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

206 pages | 150 color plates | 10 4/5 x 11 | © 2010
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777427911 Published February 2011 For sale in North America and Japan only

Since 1997, architect and installation artist Markus Heinsdorff has focused much of his work on the potential and possibilities afforded by bamboo. This volume shows how that interest played out in his design for the Sino-German pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The pavilion, the only binational building at the Expo, employs an innovative two-story bamboo membrane structure, while the rest of the building is composed almost entirely of bamboo canes and laminates. This highly illustrated volume documents the planning and creation of the building, as well as the environmentalist ideology underlying its design. In addition, the book features a chapter that addresses some of Heinsdorff’s other projects, including an airship built in Bali, a treehouse in the canopy of a primeval forest, and a perpetually regrowing bamboo dome.


Combined German/English Edition

bamboo—a matter of the future
      Alexander von Vegesack
the pavilions
design from nature: the bamboo pavilions of markus heinsdorff
      Gottfried Knapp
navette pavilion
diamond pavilion
lotus pavilion
conference pavilion
central exhibition pavilion
dome pavilion
pavilions and cities: german-chinese esplanade
on the importation of bamboo huts
      Michael Kahn-Ackermann
the german-chinese house
up onto the second floor: the german-chinese house at expo 2010 in shanghai
      Gottfried Knapp
the german-chinese house
art installations
utopian material: markus heinsdorff’s bamboo art installations
      Gottfried Knapp
living dome
tree house
european dome
bamboo—a miracle grass and material of the future
      Manfred Baur
structural design
      Mike Sieder
connections: optimizing bamboo-concrete-composites
      Technische Universität Darmstadt
material testing
      Tongji University, Shanghai

markus heinsdorff
exhibitions and bamboo projects
professionals involved
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