House of Bamboo

After a large portion of our timber resources went up in smoke during the 2020 bushfires and with the exponential growth of the real estate market encouraging homeowners and investors to build and renovate, construction professionals have been warning of a perfect storm. This timber shortage not only creates delays and steep price increases, it hurts small businesses and endangers forests that have so far been protected. And yet, there is a naturally sustainable alternative to timber that remains overlooked: bamboo. Part of the reason for this oversight is that bamboo is technically a grass so the standards used to specify...

It is no secret that bamboo is an incredibly versatile material for architects and interior designers to work with. Traditionally used for structural purposes, it is now mostly used for its visual appeal. To help you decide where to travel when borders finally open, or to inspire you to turn your home into a holiday destination, we rounded up our favourite hotels, holidays houses, lodges and accommodation of all sorts that champion bamboo and natural materials. (Pictured above: Resende Villas and Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas shot by Tarso Figueira). 1 - Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka This spectacular 5-star resort...

With more and more brands jumping on the sustainable bandwagon it gets harder and harder to distinguish between products making a real difference and greenwashing. This is the observation that led to the creation of Global GreenTag, an organisation providing tools to “cut through the greenwash and empower professionals and consumers alike to confidently choose products that have been made in the most planet-friendly way possible”. After months of thorough audit, we’ve recently received two Global GreenTag certifications, a Green Rate Level A and a Platinum Health Rating. The in-depth process took six months to complete, and we put everything...

For many Australian businesses, the tumultuous events of the past year have brought with them a new perspective on what is important, especially in the fields of sustainability and mindful design. From architectural forums to TEDxSydney, the call for better options and more accessible resources has seen materials such as engineered bamboo – which is a truly beautiful product that delivers on durability and packs a sustainability punch – take centre stage. Historically and through continued education, House of Bamboo helps Australian businesses find new ways to bring sustainability to every part of their operation. So, it is exciting to announce...

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