A dining hall made of bamboo

Vietnamese company Bambubuild, in collaboration with architectural firm Tran Ba Tiep created a dining hall made of bamboo for a seafood restaurant in Vietnam.

Called the Keeng Seafood Restaurant, the dining hall is a pavilion-like building, topped with a slightly curved thatched roof, similar to a boat. In the construction, 5000 individual bamboo pieces were used. The bamboo in question is called iron bamboo, said to be the strongest species of bamboo available, with a tensile strength greater than steel.

The bamboo was shaped into a hyperbolic paraboloid form and anchored by bamboo supporters. These pillars are woven to resemble the Nipa palm, which is common in the area.

Photos: Hyroyuki Oki