Bamboo Magazine - Meditation Urban PavilionSão Paulo, Brazil - 2013
The proposal of the Pavilion of Urban Meditation is not to build a space, it is to plant and grow an architecture.
Bamboo moss (Phyllostachys pubescens) will be used in an unprecedented way to create a living structure.
For the project, 40 seedlings will be planted in an open forest area of free access in Burle Marx Park, in São Paulo.
The bamboo grows from 10 to 15 cm per day. Over the course of three months, these growing seedlings will be handled daily by a traditional Japanese hand-held technique by the Watanabe family and by the staff of Atelier Marko Brajovic.
Text: Camila Belchior
Picture credits: Jhonatan Chicaroni
Video: controle remoto filmes
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