Chiangmai Life Architects and Construction specializes in modern bamboo & earth architecture and quality construction. Based in Thailand CLA (Chiangmai Life Architects) designs and CLC (Chiangmai Life Construction) builds big bamboo structures such as big bamboo trusses for halls, eco-resorts, villas, houses, schools as well as office and factory spaces. We favor organic, free-flowing designs. We believe in the superior functionality of natural materials: earth, bamboo, rocks, wood and any combination of these. At the same time sustainable designs and sufficiency life style are important hallmarks of our projects. We treat all bamboo used in our buildings with natural Borax salts.
The philosophy is to increase the quality of life of the client by using natural materials combined with modern, light and clean architecture. We specialize in adobe, wattle & daub and rammed earth walls, rammed earth floors, bamboo roofs, bamboo structures, bamboo pavilions. For many these materials have the the stigma of being “poor people’s materials” or outdated, “dirty” materials. For us these materials rather haven’t been updated with 21st century knowledge, design, research and marketing. The main stream was made to believe that concrete solves all problems. We don’t think so.