This remarkable bamboo basketball court in Thailand is unlikely, which makes it even more intriguing and beautiful. Designed by Chiangmai Life Architects, it’s a tasteful open air venue meant for all manner of sports, events and gatherings. And despite it’s lightweight appearance, it’s been designed to withstand high-speed winds and earthquakes.
You don’t have to be an athlete to appreciate the gorgeous new open-air sports pavilion at the Panyaden International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From the outside, the 8,417-square-foot building looks something like a shingled turtle shell—featuring a three-tiered, curved roof with undulating edges. But inside, bamboo steals the show. The structure boasts impressive interior spans of more than 55 feet—supported entirely with prefabricated bamboo trusses.