1399 (10") Bamboo Fashion House. Category 08: Urban Buildings
Chan Chee Hau: Malaysia
Shade is important in the heat of the tropics, but as this building is a fashion house, the designer had to consider the juxtaposition of shading the building as well as allowing for open viewing and exhibit spaces to draw customers in. The building is shaded on the side with the most sun exposure by a roof of curved bamboo covered with a waterproof membrane, and bamboo is used structurally and decoratively throughout the building.