Mixing bamboo, glass and concrete in exterior design

Bamboo has been a favorite material of LEED accredited professionals and environmentally conscious designers for quite a while. The most common application of bamboo is in flooring and decks. But did you know that you can use bamboo on walls, ceilings and the exterior of your building? In fact, bamboo exterior wall siding can improve a building’s facade with its natural look and excels in durability while looking warmer and more inviting than concrete or metal. 

Photo above: dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo, Decking & Siding
WANKE LANSHAN VILLA, Shanghai, China
Architect: Vanke

Dasso.XTR RainClad® Bamboo Siding, for instance, can be used in any of these wall, ceiling and exterior applications.  It can be stained in a variety of colors and has the look of a natural wood product.

Modern office facade with stained bamboo siding

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo Decking
Swiss Embassy, Beijiang, China
Architect: Erich Diserens & Zhang Xi, EXH Design

All Dasso.XTR bamboo products are end-matched for easy installation. Bamboo wall siding boards are usually available pre-finished or unfinished, and ready for staining as desired.  All boards are side-grooved for hidden fastening or can be face-screwed and plugged. 
Building exterior wall entirely covered in bamboo

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo, Decking & Siding
WANKE LANSHAN VILLA, Shanghai, China
Architect: Vanke

Choosing to work with bamboo siding is not only a nod to sustainable practices in exterior design. The beauty of bamboo is undeniable. There is a definite calming effect that the presence of this natural material has on the eye. In addition, it mixes well with other materials, helps them shine by contrast, and provides an excellent background for vegetation.
Mid-century inspired building with bamboo exterior walls

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo, Decking & Siding
WANKE LANSHAN VILLA, Shanghai, China
Architect: Vanke

Bamboo siding can be used as a simple focal point in the design of a building facade, or serve as the main material for the entire building exterior. Depending on your preference, it can help you create a modern look inspired by mid-century design, or even a rustic one. The aesthetic versatility of bamboo allows you to obtain just the feel that you are going for. 

Glass and concrete balcony against bamboo exterior wall

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo, Decking & Siding
WANKE LANSHAN VILLA, Shanghai, China
Architect: Vanke

Rustic-looking building covered in bamboo

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo Decking
Ziyang City Municipal, Sichuan, China
architect: Zhang Hongxia, Roggeo

All photos via dassoxtr.com

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