Bamboo House in Vietnam

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Floods are the most frequent natural disasters in the world. According to the UN, population growth – which means that people who settle in full bed areas – and the worsening of climate change are the main factors that potentiate the increase and severity of floods.

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It is estimated that about 150 million people, mainly in the poorest regions of the planet are affected each year by this phenomenon.

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To minimize the damage caused by flooding, a studio of Vietnamese architects – the H & P Architects – proposed a more environmentally friendly solution to the problem: home made from bamboo, low cost and environmental impact, floating in the water and keep families in safety in crowded situations.

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Call Blooming Bamboo homes, homes have a lightweight and modular structure that can be built in just 25 days. Combined with the construction speed is also the price.

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Each of these Blooming Houses cost about € 1,500 (R $ 4,800). According to the architects, bamboo houses the are able to float filled up to 1.5 meters. However, they are already working on a model to resist a flood up to three meters high.

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