Bamboo and Building Construction

Bamboo along the river Brantas, Malang, East Java 1930 (Collection: http://www.kitlv.nl)

Bamboo plants in Indonesia is a plant that easy to find, either in the yard, the river even in the vast lands that make up a bamboo forest. Bamboo used by people for various things, the plant is exploited and taken either through the path of the river or overland to places of processing and sale of bamboo.

Function of the most phenomenal bamboo as a building construction material. This has been done a long time as a construction material either as a whole or as a buffer in making a building. The use of bamboo was chosen because it is economically cheap and readily available. Bamboo also has a cylindrical shape which varies according to type, so its use can be adjusted. Some photos of the Dutch colonial era history shows that the presence of bamboo is very vital in the construction of a building.

Bamboo structures for the construction of the Fair 'Pasar Gambir' of 1934 in Batavia, Java (Collection: Tropen Museum Nederlands TMnr_10002570)

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