GUIDELINES: This volume uncovers contemporary architecture and design´s resurgent love affair with bamboo. Light, stiff, strong and incredibly fast growing, bamboo is a true super-plant, and in construction it is becoming a super-material. A comprehensive introuduction explores all aspects that architects working with bamboo will need to consider. CASE STUDIES: Bamboo has traditionally been used in many cultures around the world, and its influence is spreading. Collected here are some of the most beautiful, creative and cutting edge bamboo projects of recent years, accompanied by photos, plans and inspirations.