ABOUT COLOMBIA'S BAMBOO

Guadua ( Bambusa guadua angustifolia ) is the most visibly dominant bamboo in the Caldas region of Colombia. It has been used in architecture since the 1920's, and has been reinvigorated by the design talents of architect Simón Vélez and artisan Marcelo Villegas.

Ms. Goldberg researched and documented this bamboo architecture in Colombia during November, 1998, with the support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

For further information regarding her report, please contact her via email:
montecito@earthlink.net



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