Collection by Zachary Edelson

Ways to Use Bamboo in the Modern Home


Long used in Asian architecture—skyscraper scaffolding in Hong Kong are still built with it—bamboo became popular in North American during the 1990s with the introduction of laminated bamboo flooring. As with any responsibly cultivated and harvested wood, especially one that grows this quickly, bamboo can have a positive environmental impact by acting as a carbon sink.

The floors, walls, and ceilings are coated in FSC-Certified laminated bleached bamboo.
Two-inch-thick bamboo treads and a bamboo handrail on the stairs lead the way to the second floor.
Adding to this visual effect are the rich woods of the FSC walnut cabinets and Engineered Bamboo Nave used throughout...
Stott and Levy used Teragren bamboo flooring and Milgard sliding glass doors.
A close-up of the bookshelves made of MDF clad in bamboo veneer.
In the kitchen, the architects contrasted the oak floor, bamboo cabinetry, and birch walls and ceiling with what...