Structure and Design: Experimentations in Bamboo


  • Francesca Giglio Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
  • Adolfo Santini Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria



construction innovation, bamboo structures, natural resources


The relationship between Architecture and Nature in the study of the new constructive potential of natural materials represents the driving force in research trajectories, in which alternatives with less impact on the environment are investigated, mainly compared to resources from renewable sources. Among them, the development in the structural framework of bamboo is one of the possible paths, without ecological rhetoric, but with the aim of recovering the value of constructive principles related to the nature of the material and the culture of places. The paper is located in this field of reference by describing the research path addressed to the design experimentation of a constructive bamboo joint, its structural verification, leaving open several future scenarios on possible implications and the impacts that such innovation could trigger.


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Author Biographies

Francesca Giglio, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

Researcher in Architecture Technology at the Department of Architecture and Territory (dArTe). She carries out research on the innovation issues of the construction processes and on the experimentation of materials and construction systems with low environmental impact.

Adolfo Santini, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

Full Professor of Construction Science at the Department of Architecture and Territory (dArTe). He carries out research on the issues of vulnerability assessment and seismic protection of existing buildings.


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How to Cite

Giglio, F. and Santini, A. (2017) “Structure and Design: Experimentations in Bamboo”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 2(online), pp. 135–140. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/2182017.



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