Darrel Deboer is an architect dedicated to building with natural materials, particularly bamboo. He asked me to design/build him a railing for his home in Alameda, CA that could incorporate this this largest member of the grass family.
A bit about Darrel:
Named by Metropolitan Home magazine in 2001 as one of the 100 most influential designers, Darrel DeBoer is a Northern California architect who has built a dozen bamboo structures in this country. He became enthused about the material after seeing Simón Vélez’ structures with 30 foot cantilevers and 60 foot clear spans, entirely of South American native bamboo. DeBoer has researched bamboo construction techniques in Asia, Central and South America. He is the author of the Bamboo Chapter in several books, including Alternative Construction, and The Art of Natural Building. He now teaches workshops of several days to a week duration on the details of bamboo construction.