Hamid Shahi

Exploring Bamboo

I recently visited Barbados for the second time where I found an opportunity to learn more about this beautiful island and its amazing people. Through my explorations of existing local materials, I found a small area of non-native bamboo forest that was accessible to me to start investigating its qualities. During this process, I shared a video documentation on my Instagram explaining my attempt, and why I decided to harvest them. After spending a few days, I learned so much working with this plant material.  At the same time, I researched a lot to understand its potentials of which have inspired me in learning to continue my pursuit of exploring this material through architecture and design. Hopefully in near future, I can learn more from experts who have dedicated their lives working with, and promoting this type of material, which has been proven to be very sustainable and great source for building material around the world. 

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