bamboo farm office
a project by ingvartsen architects
The bamboo farm office will 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 roof and door panelling from Indian start-up Ecoshelter.
The building design features a rendered ground floor office made from local bricks with a timber framed first floor and bamboo cladding. The building has a built-in kitchen, space for working, two bedrooms and toilet and store facilities to be used for an on-site supervisor and visitors to the farm.
The project aims to reconnect with the history of bamboo cultivation in Tanzania and explore the potential of this carbon-sequestering material in future construction and product development as an alternative to concrete and plastic.
project timeline: 04.2019 - present
the project showcases a number of different bamboo construction technologies
the farm office building was designed to provide views over the bamboo farm