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Colombia's bamboo architect

Video: See the work of a Colombian architect who is changing notions of what we can do with bamboo.

The Los Angeles Times published a story today about a Colombian architect leading the bamboo building crusade.

"Velez was long a lonely advocate, with most of his colleagues viewing bamboo as fit only for use as a finishing material in matting or plywood. But the ideas espoused by the 62-year-old architect are slowly taking root," says the story.

For those interested in seeing more of Simon Velez's work, GlobalPost profiled him last year. Check out this video:

 

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