Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Blog | Posted on 02-09-2012
Tags: abode, bamboo, bridges, Chiang Mai, natual building, roofs, Thailand
I just found this place via the fantastic Natural Building group on Facebook
The Roofs are fantastic!
Chiangmai Life Construction is about quality bamboo and earth construction. CLC designs and builds houses, schools as well as office and factory spaces. We are based in Thailand and specialize in modern organic designs and build adobe, wattle & daub and rammed earth walls, rammed earth floors, bamboo roofs, bamboo structures, bamboo pavilions. All bamboo used in our buildings is treated by natural Borax salts.
The philosophy is to increase the quality of life of the client by using natural materials combined with modern, light and clean architecture. We build from natural materials: earth, bamboo, wood and any combination of these. At the same time we embrace any useful progress and knowledge that mankind has produced over the years. Concrete is the best foundation material, modern tools are a joy to work with, but incessant noise is frowned upon.
At the core is the use of common sense and not the need to follow any doctrine.
First comes the clients need, the desired function. Then the space. Then the materials. Now we have to breathe in all these factors until we really understand and then the form and design will evolve through a process of taking the first idea and bouncing it back and forth until everybody smiles and nods his head.
We have a hard time believing that you can make a design on paper and plant it anywhere. What about the sun, its heating and light effects during the span of a day? What about the water that is already there and the rain water that can flood you at the wrong time? What about the wind that can cool you but also destroy your roof?
When building with earth and bamboo, you get closer to nature in many ways. It is essential to understand the interaction of these materials with the elements.
That is life.