The Los Angeles Times published a story today about a Colombian architect leading the bamboo building crusade.
"Velez was long a lonely advocate, with most of his colleagues viewing bamboo as fit only for use as a finishing material in matting or plywood. But the ideas espoused by the 62-year-old architect are slowly taking root," says the story.
For those interested in seeing more of Simon Velez's work, GlobalPost profiled him last year. Check out this video: