Modern Earth and Bamboo Architecture in Thailand

Chiangmai Life Construction is a company that specializes in modern earth and bamboo architecture and quality construction. They are based in Thailand and favor organic, free-flowing designs. They build using natural materials: earth, bamboo, rocks, wood. All bamboo used is treated with natural Borax salts. You can watch the video at

Atelier Daniel Florez was invited to complete a new beach pavilion as a cluster of three, giant  pergolas made of laminated wood and bamboo at Hotel Kilombo Villas in Tibau do Sul, Brazil. The pergolas provide plenty of shaded and ventilated space below the polycarbonate roof by projecting the shadow of a leaf that moves … Read more

Legendary Permaculturalist Jerome Osentowski’s Future Uncertain

Jerome Osentowski, the founder of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute is known the world over as a gardening guru. But now he is facing a challenge from a pest he never anticipated: zoning. Around Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, the legend is well-known: An eccentric old man living on Basalt Mountain had grown bananas at … Read more

Robot Builds with Adobe, Straw and Limestone

The five men who created Terran Robotics believe their adobe construction process offers a viable and cost-effective solution to the soaring cost of owning a home. They make thick walls with a mixture of clay-rich mud, shredded straw and limestone slurry. Terra’s mission statement is: Turning dirt into affordable, sustainable, comfortable, beautiful homes. During an … Read more