CLA focuses on eco and sustainable architecture with organic design integrating natural materials with 21st century engineering knowledge.
Connecting and combining are at the core of our design & lifestyle philosophy: connecting natural materials with modern engineering science, combining natural materials with modern materials, combining traditional approaches with modern space feeling, connecting inside and outside.
That connection is created by design and by the choice of materials. Focusing on organic, free-flowing design integrates buildings into their environment and into the nature of the place. This means observing nature’s designs, like the curves of leaves, mountain ridges, river flows or whatever else is an attractive line at a given place.
Natural materials automatically create a connection by touching the heart. Therefore, they promote harmony and wellbeing. At the same time, they are highly functional when used correctly. They provide great heat/cold insulation, noise insulation, they last long, they are a pleasure to look at and touch and create a heart-warming room feeling without much further decoration.
Bamboo and clay/earth are our materials of choice to achieve our objective to create such connecting bioclimatic spaces for homes, community, school or leisure use, fitting compassionately into their natural surroundings.
The goal is to create spaces conducive for inner peace that turns to smiles and happiness, as seen in the smile on the people’s faces when they see and touch our buildings.
Modern bamboo & earth architecture is our design contribution to this area of architecture and human lifestyle using big bamboo structures such as trusses for halls, schools, eco-resorts, clay and rammed earth for thermal mass, bamboo roof construction for organic shape and ventilation, all to create beautiful buildings ideally suited to the tropical climate.