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Deployable Bamboo Stucture Pavilion, Sesc Paraty

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Encapsulation of bamboo culms applying bio-based materials

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Deployable Bamboo Structure Pavilion

The Deployable Bamboo Structure Pavilion is a self-supporting structure, built with modular space frames covered by textile membranes. Bamboo poles are treated by smoke-penetration and protected through an encapsulation technique, applying bio composites of cotton fabrics, clay, PVA and castor-oil polymer. The structure uses flexible joints in polyester ropes and locking bio composite rings, with a torsion-free mechanical behavior. The roof uses pantographic bamboo grids, self-stressed by tensile acrylic membranes, textile ropes and steel cables. The lightness and mobility of the structure, the manufacturing techniques and the bio-based materials, indroduce a novel structural typology for the building sector, with clean use of local installation, agile execution, little waste production, low power consumption and minimum environmental impact. The project received financial support of Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro FAPERJ.

Photos: Juan Dias