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Bamboo construction and furniture

Mobilier en Guadua (Bambou) Armenia Hotel Colombie
El Viajero Hostel Cali, Colombie
Finca Exotica, Ecolodge au Costa Rica
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Mobilier en Guadua (Bambou) Armenia Hotel Colombie
El Viajero Hostel Cali, Colombie
Finca Exotica, Ecolodge au Costa Rica

Local benefits:

Enhance the know how of local craftsmen (in region where bamboo grows).
Bamboo is a very strong material, quite cheap and with interesting anti-seismic properties.

Travellers benefits:

Construction and furniture with original design, natural material.

Benefits to the environment:

Bamboo grows very quickly, a responsible raw material.

Description

Andres, General Manager of Armenia Hotel in Colombia, shares his vision on the subject (cf video above):

“Since we started to think on how we wanted to decorate the hotel, in terms of architecture and design, we try to represent this region and its beauty, transmitting and showing to the visitors who we are, what we are made of. It is why we started with the idea of elaborating the furniture in guadua (bamboo), which is an autochthonous and typical tree in this region that abounds in our fields. So, what was set out with the solicitors of the idea is to transmit this message of conserving the typical. It is why in our structure you can find not only furniture in bamboo, but also a collection of pieces of Quimbaya culture; which are a significant representation of our ancestors who lived on those lands. Thereby, we not only utilize natural materials of this zone, but also promote local employing through different handcrafters that contributed to this process, encouraging the local know-how.”

Seen at

Name Type of facility Environment Country Swap?
A Little Eco Lodge rural Myanmar No
A Little Eco Lodge rural Myanmar No

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