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BAMBOO AND ITS ROLE

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This is one of the examples of using bamboo as an important element of a house. It is not only used for roof structures, posts, or fences, but also used for building a bridge or pathway around the house.

Look at the details of the bamboo roof structure. Here bamboo combined with

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dried coconut leaves is used as roof. This kind of roof is very good in preventing sunrays and in absorbing the heat. Under this kind of shelter is cool and fresh air.

Bamboo products are displayed indoor and outdoor, some are hung and tied the ceiling structure of the house. Furniture is set up on the floor. Here bamboo has become a significant element of the people's economy.

Some bamboo sticks are arranged and tied together for a bridge.

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Bamboo is a part of solution of any problems. Here bamboo is used as an upholder when someone is doing

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the upper part of a house. It also can be used to make a stepladder.

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Here bamboo sticks are used to support concrete elements set up on the banks of a fishpond. The bamboo was taken from around the pond.

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Not only making a physical bridge as a tangible infrastructure, it also makes an intangible bridge of love between a father and his son carrying bamboo together.

The multi function characteristic of bamboo means a lot to human beings. This is bamboo used as non-

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permanent building material. This building is a communication post used by one of the contesting parties in the Indonesian 1999's General Election. The building is not merely a shelter, which is occupied temporarily; in this case it also functions as a political signage or statement with particular attributes.

for more information about bamboo, click below

[story about bamboo] [bamboo and its product]

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Supporting Institution: InCoDE, Yogyakarta

1999