Use of triangles is one of the fundamental principles for bamboo construction which is commonly used in most bamboo structures for stability and rigidity. Keeping with our principle of exploring new designs and connections in every project we decided to challenge the notion of using triangulation for structural stability. The project was to build a bamboo pergola as an outdoor semi-open space on which creepers and vines can be grown to provide shade during summer months. This structure was built during a Bamboo Construction Workshop we conducted at Bandusia Country Retreat, St. Albans, NSW in Sep 2011.
The design of the structure is inspired from the surrounding landscape and the existing house which is very Japanese in character. The structure has a square plan with four columns on its four corners. Each column is made of four bamboo poles and the beams are made of corbelled bamboo members which reduce in its length consecutively. Each corbelled bamboo beam member is bolted to the column which helps achieve a rigid frame.
We are currently in the process of developing a new website of Giant Grass. It will have more features and more information on bamboo construction and will also be home to our blog. We are also planning to introduce various new features that would provide more information on our products and workshops and also allow online bookings. It will also have an events calander which will include upcoming workshops and also international events on bamboo construction. So please visit regularly and new information will be added frequently