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Striking prefab restaurant built entirely from bamboo

Walls not included

Restaurant with thatched roof Bambubuild via Designboom

We’ve seen prefab houses built from timber, glass, and salvaged materials, and now you can add bamboo to the list. This restaurant in Dong Hoi, Vietnam, is built entirely from bamboo parts that were prefabricated then assembled on site.

Vaulted ceiling made of bamboo Bambubuild via Designboom

BambuBuild designed the restaurant with a soaring vaulted ceiling reminiscent of an ornate cathedral. Look up and you’ll see what appears to be a complex support system, though the structure itself is fairly simple.

Bamboo columns Bambubuild via Designboom

The building is grounded by a series of thick bamboo frames that stretch upwards before being connected by bamboo bolts and polyester rope. A thatched roof sits on top and creates a shaded overhang for outdoor seating.

Bamboo ceiling Bambubuild via Designboom

Of course, the entire restaurant is technically outdoors considering there are no walls. A series of tables are arranged on a concrete platform and catch cool breezes as wind flows through the restaurant.

Via: Designboom