Bamboo as construction materials in architecture from 2010 to 2021


  • Rutchanoophan Kumsingsree Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University
  • Wandee Pinijvarasin Faculty of Achitecture, Kasetsart University


contemporary bamboo architecture, bamboo architecture, bamboo as construction materials, sustainable material, systematic review


This paper is a review article that present the international study of issues related to international architecture using bamboo as a construction material. The objectives are to grouping content issues and finding study gaps. The empirical data searched through the international database was used to discover 88 articles during 2010 to 2021 which divided into 4 groups as follows: (1) use of bamboo as an alternative material in architectural construction, (2) use of bamboo as a main material in architectural construction, (3) use of bamboo as an structural material in architecture and joints and (4) use of bamboo as a local construction material in livelihoods and culture. The result found that the study contents related to the broader views in which architecture surrounded in many dimensions such as environment dimension, resource dimension, economic dimension, housing dimension, industrial dimension, and tourism dimension. At the same time, narrower view illustrated specific aspects that occurred with the architecture such as strength dimensions, usable dimension, aesthetic dimension, design and construction dimension, local wisdom technique dimension, and cultural way of life dimension. As a result of these different issues, there are remaining gaps in study content which lead to questions to be asked in many aspects from the physical architecture such as design and construction error, building codes, building maintenance, post occupancy evaluation (POE), life cycle assessment (LCA), and the psychological responsive usage such as wisdom living perception, perception assessment, creating a positive experience.The observation revealed that the studies area and the number of articles published were related to regions with abundance of local bamboo resources.


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