bamboo farmhouse / office
a project by ingvartsen architects
The bamboo farmhouse and office is to be the new headquarters of a bamboo farm in Tanga, northern Tanzania. The farm will grow bamboo for use as a construction material and furniture, and the building aims to reflect this outlook with a bamboo panel roof and panelling from Indian start-up Ecoshelter.
The lower floor site office has a heavier mass and will be built up with concrete blockwork made locally. It will have space for working and a custom built kitchen, toilet facilities and a store. The lighter bamboo upper floor will function as two apartments to be used by the farm coordinator and any visitors to the farm.
project timeline: 04.2019 - present
the bamboo house and office will be the headquarters of a bamboo farm in tanga
the aim of the prototyping phase was to test construction techniques
ground floor plan
section through the bamboo house and office