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Approach

We believe that a genuinely collaborative design process has the potential to not only create inspiring outcomes, but also empower those involved in the process. For us, sustainable building material such as bamboo is a means to build and empower communities.

We adopt an experiential learning and design-thinking approach in most of our projects. Having said that, we also acknowledge that each project is unique, with different collaborators, funding mechanisms, values, priorities, and timeframes, which requires tailoring a project-specific approach.

Our approach is underpinned by four key values:

Designing for impact

We believe that good design should do more than be aesthetically pleasing. It should be fit for purpose and have a positive impact on the people and environment while being beautiful.

Our design approach is grounded in inclusionary design practices like co-design and human centered design. We pride in developing innovative design solutions by developing a deeper understanding of the people, context and environment.

 

Creating a better future

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, this is visible by our love for bamboo and other sustainable materials. We source locally grown Australian bamboo from various sources based on the project and strive to reduce embodied energy and environmental footprint of our projects.

Every component of the building including glues, ties, screws are chosen to make sure that the overall outcome is sustainable. We use passive design principles to ensure our designs are comfortable and in sync with the environment.

 

Creating a better future

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, this is visible by our love for bamboo and other sustainable materials. We source locally grown Australian bamboo from various sources based on the project and strive to reduce embodied energy and environmental footprint of our projects.

Every component of the building including glues, ties, screws are chosen to make sure that the overall outcome is sustainable. We use passive design principles to ensure our designs are comfortable and in sync with the environment.

 

Learning by doing

Design education and education in general is primarily focussed on theory and classroom style approach. We believe that the best way to learn something is by actually doing it. As designers we need to have a better understanding of different construction materials and how things come together. This will not only provide us with a deeper understanding of materials but also improve our ability to design better buildings and products. Working with our hands is something that we enjoy the most and this not only gives us a break from our desks it also develops our knowledge and skill.

Over the years we have developed a strong understanding about bamboo and earth as a construction material through regular experimentation and hands-on building.

 

Building together

Co-building is the process of building something together with people who may or may not have a stake in the final outcome. The process becomes an opportunity for like-minded community members to come together to discuss, share ideas and work towards a common goal. It also creates a sense of ownership and pride in the final outcome, which can is empowering.

We use this approach to realise majority of our projects creating a strong bond between the final outcome and the community.

 

Building together

Co-building is the process of building something together with people who may or may not have a stake in the final outcome. The process becomes an opportunity for like-minded community members to come together to discuss, share ideas and work towards a common goal. It also creates a sense of ownership and pride in the final outcome, which can is empowering.

We use this approach to realise majority of our projects creating a strong bond between the final outcome and the community.

 

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