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Mission: Hep individuals, businesses, and organizations in developing countries to design bamboo architecture to their potential. 

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Bam-Bridge: The 10-Steps Construction Method

(English)

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. 

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'Bamboo: The Gift of the Gods'. By Oscar Hidalgo Lopez. 

(English)

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. 

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El Inesperado Rol del Modelo a Escala en la Arquitectura con bambú

(Spanish)

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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.

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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.

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BIM Bambu Industria Mexicana 

(Spanish)

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. 

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El inesperado Rol del Modelo a Escala en la Arquitectura con bambú

(Spanish)

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Bambú aquí y en China

(Spanish)

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. 

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Mission: 

Help individuals, businesses, and organizations in developing countries to design bamboo architecture and businesses to their potential.

Consult on topics such as:

  • Design strategy

  • Model-making

  • Architectural Design

  • Generalities of bamboo 

  • Structural arrangements

  • Business models

  • Cultivation

  • Feedback for your project

  • Joinery

  • Design process

  • How to sell bamboo architecture 

  • And more...

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Chus is an international award-winning bamboo architect. He holds a Ph.D. in bamboo architecture (HUST, China), a Master in bamboo landscape architecture (NJFU, China), and a bachelor's degree in architecture (ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico). He also got certified by CBRC (China National Bamboo Research Center) in the cultivation, processing, and utilization of bamboo for developing countries. His methods and resources value time & trust over money, and he is totally obsessed with model-making. Chus recognizes bamboo as a global tendency and not a novelty. He takes care that the technical aspects of bamboo construction are based on a solid conceptual theory crafted from the early phase of the design.