Bamboos are tall perennial grass found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is one of the fastest growing grass and attains its full growth in 5 years. Many species of Bamboo have a Life span of 40 years after which they flower and sheds seeds.
India has large resources of bamboo and since ages it is being used for food, shelter, etc. by the local people. It is extensively used for basketry, mat making and other household products. Bamboo is generally used in two forms for this. First, it is used as poles for making ladders, pillars and to be used in other constructional purposes. Second, its used in the form of strips which are primarily used for basketry and mat making. A somewhat newer technique is coil technique which is used to make plates, bowls, tea coasters, etc.
An area, which has not been explored much is Bamboo as circular and elliptical rings. This gives a possibility to explore the roundness and splitting in bamboo together. Thus, this project aims at understanding the form explorations in Bamboo and scratch a hidden & unexplored quality of Bamboo. Here, I try to understand the language of forms by following a systematic approach to pattern generation. The project gave me ample opportunity to find the relationship between growth of a pattern and its modularity.
Constant explorations with a set of modules gave me wisdom to understand their qualities, characteristics and the capability to predict their behavior in a particular situation.