Organic technique: The formation of a new type of human technique nature relationship as exemplified in bamboo construction

This article demonstrates the possibilities and problems of the formation of a new type of human technique nature relationship the organic technique in modern civilization. It is a relationship in which neither human nor nature must adapt to the needs of technology; rather, the technique is embedded in nature and becomes human-sized . We can find a model for building this new type of relationship in the construction of buildings from bamboo. The uniqueness of bamboo as a building material manifests in two ways. The first relates to resources: bamboo is a very fast-growing plant, so cutting it s stem does not destroy the plant itself and in three to four years there is a new harvest . This means bamboo has an extremely low cost, which is critical for developing countries with rapidly growing populations. Second, bamboo has a number of architectural advantages. Due to the flexibility and elasticity of this product, bamboo buildings are earthquake resistant. Such structures do not violate the natural landscape, but instead work with it; they are characterized by low cost and ease of construction, in a variety of forms. This has led to the widespread use of bamboo by leading architects and innovators from different countries. This article shows that the application of bamboo in architecture as opposed to artificial materials such as concrete, which exploit and destroy nature and impose their forms on cultures helps this building technique to integrate into the life of ecosystems and society, and thus to become a model of harmonizing human technique nature relations. © 2019 Intellect Ltd Article. English language.

Authors
Solanilla Medina Y.M. , Mamchenkov D.V. 1
Journal
Publisher
Intellect Ltd.
Number of issue
3
Language
English
Pages
251-258
Status
Published
Volume
17
Year
2019
Organizations
  • 1 Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Russian Federation
Keywords
Bamboo construction humans and nature organic technique philosophy of architecture philosophy of technique threats of technogenic civilization
Date of creation
02.11.2020
Date of change
02.11.2020
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/65720/
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