Using Augmented Reality with Bamboo Architecture

Bamboo architecture stands out due to its complex geometries and heavy reliance on craftsmanship. Physical models have traditionally been central to materializing architects’ visions and conveying intricate design. Now, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift: the digital revolution is bringing computer-aided design tools to the forefront, unlocking bamboo’s potential in ways never … Read more

Building a New and Natural Life in the Country

Sindhoor Pangal lost her husband about two-and-a-half years ago just before the second lockdown. “We were very close and I was completely heartbroken. He and I were college sweethearts and after his loss, I could not handle the city at all. I wanted to leave. I was looking for a place to heal.” It was … Read more

Affordable Earthen Homes presented a collection of eight small “earth homes that almost anyone can afford” and half of them are built with earthbags! La Casa Vergara’s dome shape may captivate the eye, but what’s underneath is most impressive. The Bogota home, built by architect Jose Andres Vallejo, is made from earthbags, or tubular bags stuffed with … Read more

Earthbag Building for Climate Resiliency

Thousands of people in Puerto Rico were still living under blue tarps three years after Hurricane Maria struck the island, and more than 30,000 families asked the government for assistance after the storm destroyed or damaged their homes.  This is why Paula Paoli and Owen Ingley are in Las Marías, Puerto Rico, and hope to … Read more

A Completely Natural Farmhouse in India

Manisha Lath Gupta was certain that she did not want to use concrete for her home in the Chandigarh region of India.  Jitesh Malik is trained as an architect, artist and a landscape architect and thrives on experimenting with materials. He is committed to integrating the indoors and outdoors in artistic ways and that is … Read more