Munir Vahanvati

Studio Leader

Munir is an architect and urban designer with more than 12 years of industry experience. He has been involved in working with bamboo for the last 10 years. He is passionate about designing and using the natural form of bamboo to create rhythmic structures that create a play of light and shade. He is the co-founder of Giant Grass, a company promoting the use of bamboo as a sustainable option for construction as it is structurally high-performing, low cost and proven effective in small-scale building industry.

Munir’s main focus has been on creating designs that are efficient, attractive and minimise labour input to maximise productivity. He has designed various products and structures out of bamboo and also likes to get hands-on making some of the products. In Nov 2013 Munir took on the role of Vice-President at the Bamboo Society of Australia.