Bamboo Living has expanded into commercial design and just completed building its first multi-story multi-family project in Kona, Hawaii. The condominium project features 4 two-story bamboo buildings seamlessly designed together, creating ocean views for each unit while maintaining privacy between the 8 units. The building has a wrap-around porch with bamboo rafters extending above.
The second-floor units have lofts that allow the residents to engage with the dramatically open and tall bamboo interior—a split bamboo ceiling framed by bamboo trusses and purlins. The entire outside is wrapped in bamboo siding to aesthetically reinforce the spirit of the building. The golden color of the bamboo material is complemented by copper colored roofing and trim work, as well as the tan desert colors found throughout Kona’s sunbaked landscape.