Daily Dose: German-Chinese House

Add to TwitterBamboo is pretty great. It’s considered a renewable building material because it grows quickly and poles can be harvested without killing the tree. It doesn’t look half bad either, especially when paired with lightweight EFTE material like the German-Chinese House at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

German-Chinese House; Image ©Markus Heinsdorff, MUDI

Markus Heinsdorff’s (the designer’s) vision for a pavilion that embraces sustainable urbanism includes a fair amount of recycling. Not only are all of the German-Chinese House’s materials recyclable or reuseable, the building itself can be taken down and reassembled elsewhere at the end of the Expo. Its purpose will likely be “re-cycled” as well. What do you think it’s best suited for?

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