Designed by: Kristof Crolla, Yip Fai Martin Lau, Ling Sum Evangeline So, L-E-A-D
Design Trust Affiliation: Friends of Design Trust
Confined from their beloved prototyping playgrounds, L-E-A-D dreams up future architecture opportunities, experimenting with the materials they have lying in the studio.
‘BAMBUSA’ is a small vase; a conceptual, architectural, tectonic scale model that demonstrates the soft, tactile qualities of its materiality and the graceful nature of its enclosed space. Its conception and fabrication strike a balance between mathematical precision, geometric purity, poetic curvature, and craftsmanship. The model uses a bundle of straight bamboo sticks, dynamically twisted into an elegant form, to embrace a fragile glass test tube holding a leafy green bamboo twig.
Pure and simple, ‘BAMBUSA’ heralds a near future in which full-scale bamboo experimentation will again push the boundaries of a built environment that capitalises on opportunities from ecologically sustainable natural construction materials.
Image Credit: Kristof Crolla, Yip Fai Martin Lau, Ling Sum Evangeline So, L-E-A-D