Bamboo Lattice Vault

Status

Built
Location 
Accra, Ghana
2016

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Bamboo lattice canopy installed as part of the Kiosk Culture exhibition at ANO Ghana cultural and arts center for the launch of Gallery1957 in Accra, Ghana. 

Assembled over two days to test method for building mid-size roofed space quickly.

Method of construction: Bamboo culms split into slats, joined into long linear elements, formed into arches and interwoven—to form a self- supporting structural web that references the language of baskets and weavinga combination of the techniques earlier tested with students at Ashesi University, who designed and built PVC lattice vault and the bamboo slat dome prototypes, under supervision of DK Osseo-Asare and Augustus Richardson.