Learn to design faster & better
Chus will teach you his own method to conceptualize bamboo architecture from scratch and how to earn from it.
1-Hour Zoom session with Chus = 16 Years of experience in value.
Tools & Resources for Free
Mission: Help bamboo businesses to design to their potential.
Empower individuals and organizations to sell bamboo architecture effectively.
This is not another online bamboo construction course/training. Instead, this bundle is a formula to structure your conceptual design process as you release your creative potential within pre-established limits. "If you can control time, you can put a price". Also you will learn how to show its value to your clients so they wish to invest in it.
What you will learn:
How to break the whole project into 5 smaller tasks & how to guaranty deadlines (the "just-do-it" mindset).
How to increment confidence & reduce anxiousness during the creative phase of your bamboo project.
How to show value to your clients so they actually want to invest in "just" a conceptual bambo desgin.
The goal is to give more value to your clients than their money is worth for.
What the bundle includes:
5-Steps Design Process Workbook ($5)
120+ Page PDF / 4-Examples ($13)
1 Hour private session with Chus to discuss and answer your questions ($65)
High-Resolution Poster ($8)
Life-time Private Facebook group. To follow up and receive feedback as your projects progress.
Bonus: Client's Presentation. Template File .PPT
Chus' mission is to help individuals, businesses, and organizations in developing countries to design bamboo architecture to their potential. Chus has been refining this method for the last 16 years. From 2012 to 2020 in China. The cultural barrier in China forced Chus to learn more about how to effectively communicate bamboo conceptual designs so clients actually want to invest in them. Chus' method values time & trust over money. Paradoxically, it yet opens the door of cashflow. If you want to learn about how to control time during the creative phase of your bamboo project so you can earn from it, this is it.
Don't worry if you can't afford it right now
Here is enough learning material for free so you start learning right away. Later you can invest in a one-to-one session with Chus.
Bam-Bridge: The 10-Steps Construction Method
These are the instructions of how-to-build a 9.5m bridge made out of Moso Bamboo in rural Hubei, China. The construction system is known in Germany as the "Fish Beam", which is a technique learned in Colombia from German Bamboo builder, Jorg Stamm.
Deciding on Bamboo or Steel Scaffolding as Building Material in Rural China: The Area X Project
(Peer-reviewed article in English)
Although bamboo is an abundant resource in rural China, it is still rejected by villagers for architectural applications. The Area X project intended to use local bamboo as the building material but villagers chose steel scaffolding instead. Why was that? This article describes the whole decision-making process, detailing important insights on environmental consequences of such decisions.
BIM Bambu Industria Mexicana
The simplest guide of how to impulse the Bamboo Industry in Mexico. Although is in Spanish, its main communication is visual. Further questions, don't hesitate to ask.
'Bamboo: The Gift of the Gods'. By Oscar Hidalgo Lopez.
Finally, it is a public domain book. If you had to read only one bamboo book in your life, this is it. For many, it is considered the 'bible' of bamboo. If you have it, you have to share it. Although it was published in 2003, it is still the more complete document on bamboo. Definitely a high-value PDF file.
The Wing Pavilion: A Participatory Action Approach to Bamboo Architectural Research in Chinese Universities
(Peer-reviewed article in English)
Tradition and modernity merged as a unit. The Wing Pavilion project was conducted by inexperienced students in China, utilizing a participatory action approach to bamboo architectural research. The technical solution reflected a Western functionality with an Asian essence. This article describes the whole design-to-construction process, detailing important case studies on the subject.
The 4 Complete Case-Studies on the Bamboo Model-making approach
This document shares the processes of four bamboo architectural projects where chusdoit utilized the Model-making approach as the main design methodology. It aims to serve as a reference for anyone interested in utilizing bamboo as a building material. It touches socioeconomic variables, geometry solutions to challenging sites, participatory design processes, and 1:1 construction results.
El Inesperado Rol del Modelo a Escala en la Arquitectura con bambú
During seven years in China, we developed a type of bamboo architecture that responds exclusively to the unique mechanical properties of this material. This presentation discusses how to accelerate technology transfer through scale models. The topic is explained through stories of real projects carried out between 2016 and 2019 in China.
The Role of Architecture during the Bamboo Tech-Transfer China to Mexico: Direct Implication in Rural Tourism
(Peer-reviewed article in Chinese 中文)
Can Mexico lead the bamboo industry in the Americas? Yes, but only after becoming an INBAR member. Despite the ideal market conditions and ecologic potential, the Federal government of Mexico has overlooked for decades the possibility of bamboo as a competitive international industry. This article describes the current status of the Mexican bamboo industry, detailing the procedure to transfer the technology from China.
High-Resolution Poster: 'The Role of Architecture in the Bamboo Industry'
Download this poster to keep in mind the role of architectural design among the whole universe of the bamboo industry. This image is carefully crafted during the Ph.D. research on bamboo architecture, conducted at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wunan, China.