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Slideshow: Spreading the bamboo gospel

A Colombian architect is uprooting notions of what we can do with bamboo.

By Nadja Drost – GlobalPost
Published: December 6, 2010

SAN ALBERTO, Colombia — Colombian architect Simon Velez is changing notions about what bamboo can do.

Velez has used bamboo to build massive domes, cathedrals and long-span bridges that soar across highways.

His stunning designs and his pioneering use of bamboo make him a one-of-a-kind architect who has won awards around the world. But his constructions are also drawing attention because they’re providing a more environmentally sustainable way of building.

Read entire article about Colombia and building with native bamboo here.

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