BamBooDB a DataBase about Bamboo, from its production to the end products it allows to shape.
Fantastic! the first world wide interactive map, listing the distribution of plant and animal species has come into being on the internet. This is www.mappinglife.org/ . If you want to know the distribution of any bamboo in the world just fill in the species you are looking for in the search field. If you type the word bamboo, the database will offer assistance with the various species available from the database. This database has so far four sources of information, but ultimately its value addition will help to unite an increasingly number of statistics, from local or international sources. The map also allows to manage layers and manipulate them as filters, very convenient for a cartographic visualization.
The natural anti-microbial properties of bamboo is here put forward by the company that distributes these kitchen furnitures. The company uses 100% organic and food-safe adhesives. Their website : corebamboo.com
Finally a designer / engineer who is capitalizing on the optimization of the construction and manufacturing process of bamboo bicycle. The prototype-based plywood bamboo reduces the number of junctions and uses the ability of bamboo to be transformed, especially in laminated form. See detailed article of YankoDesign.
Researchers at the State University of Missipi have studied the digestive process of the Panda. The idea is to extract enzimes in digestive bacteria and used them to develop improved methods for the production of bio fuel from bamboo.
The Panda eats bamboo almost exclusively and its digestive system allows him to absorb this plant difficult to digest. These high performance enzimes would achieve the objective of setting up bioreactors in which cellulose is converted to hydrogen, and, or methane.
Video about craft making of Kadomatsu a pair of New Year decorations placed in front of homes in Japan. This art is being lost.
Another Video about Tanaka Kyokusho: a bamboo artist, a serie of 4 videos showing the work of this Japon artist
“You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop”. Huge structure made of Bamboo canes, built in the park of MET museum in New York. This structure symbolises the constant evolution and autonomy pf life. http://www.starnstudio.com/
Located in Thailand, promoting sustainable development, proposing bamboo derived products from the charcoal to plywood without VOC.
Elegant design inspired by japonese Origami, noticed at the Re:Construct concourse sponsored by Urban Re:Vision in 2008.
This structure designed by accident with originally the intention to create a dome, reveals an original form - Iran.