Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

Trevor English

If you are looking to build your next home, but you just hate using pesky nails and screws, then we have found the perfect construction method for you. Penda is a Beijing-based architecture firm that builds treehouses from bamboo with absolutely no fasteners. All that is used in the construction process is bamboo and rope, according to Tech Insider. You may not think this is a big deal, but when you consider that many buildings are 3+ stories tall, it gets a little more impressive.

treehouse strubture[Image Source: Chris Precht]

The design above is what the company hopes to build by 2023 which could house 20,000 people to live. All of the bamboo used in the project is recycled and sourced from local areas, so the construction technique is quite sustainable.

"No nails or screws were is used for the structure and all materials are 100% recyclable. Furthermore the Bamboo does not get drilled in the process. All joints are tied with ropes, which leaves the materials unharmed so it can be reused after the installation. We see our project strongly connected to the ‘Cradle to Cradle’ movement, which proposes a holistic economic, industrial and social framework that seeks to create systems which are not only self-sufficient, but also essentially waste-free." ~ Chris Precht, Behance

bamboo treehouse[Image Source: Chris Precht]

The bamboo is connected through what the team calls a knot, where 8 rods of bamboo all come together and are laced with rope to secure them firmly. Like many bamboo construction techniques, the floors of the building will be made of sliced rods laid side by side. The entire process allows for a sort of modular design where certain structure can be build offsite and added onto a structure whenever desired. To learn a little bit more about the project, you can take a look at the video below.

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