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Vo Trong Nghia's Water And Wind Cafe Bamboo Dome Built Without Using A Single Nail (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 12/23/10 01:44 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

From Inhabitat.com:

Believe it or not, this impressive bamboo dome is made of almost all natural materials and was built without using even one nail! Designed by Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnam's resident bamboo building master, the massive structure is called the Water and Wind Cafe and is located in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam. Click through the gallery to see how Nghia transformed stalks of fast-growing and sustainable bamboo into this enchanting pavilion.

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From far away, the picture above might look like a fuzzy coconut sticking out of the water, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's actually a massive building made almost entirely of bamboo and other natural materials. Designed and constructed by Vo Trong Nghia, who is known as a somewhat of a bamboo building virtuoso, the domed structure is called the Water and Wind Cafe and resides in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam. Not only does the cafe showcase how versatile and strong bamboo, which is a rapid-growing renewable material, can be, it was also built without the use of even one nail!

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