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Mission: Help bamboo businesses to design to their potential.
Empower individuals and organizations to sell bamboo architecture effectively.
For some reason, feedback during the bamboo design process is something hard to obtain. It shouldn't be like that. Feedback is an invaluable resource to improve bamboo projects during the design process. Chus will give feedback to any of your bamboo architecture projects on a variety of topics: design process, research direction, construction methods, references, recommendations, etc. Anything related to the cultivation, processing, and utilization of bamboo, Chus' feedback is solid.
Who is this program for?
This program is for young architects, students, and established professionals currently involved in a bamboo project. Maybe a design competition, maybe a client requirement. In any case, bring your project, explain it briefly and we will move it from its current situation to a preferred one.
Chus' mission is to help individuals, businesses, and organizations in developing countries to design bamboo architecture to their potential. Chus has the moral obligation to make accessible and affordable what he has learned through the years in China, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. Chus' methods value time & trust over money. Paradoxically, it yet opens the door of cashflow. If you want to improve your bamboo design process and solve problems in business ways, Chus can help.
Don't worry if you can't afford it right now
Here is enough learning material for free that may help. 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.
'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.
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.
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.
El inesperado Rol del Modelo a Escala en la Arquitectura con bambú
The model-making approach to bamboo architecture has been the main methodology to design and build bamboo architecture in China for the last 8 years. Learn the findings after practicing architectural design in challenging environments.
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 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.
Bambú aquí y en China
Hot tips on how to connect more with China regarding bamboo technology transfer. All you need to know to establish new relationships with the Chinese Industry. Here you will learn about the path to follow in order to legally study or work in China regarding bamboo topics.