Arkitrek Works sells bamboo weave building components that revive Sabah’s indigenous culture and protect natural resources. They also look rather nice:)
Category | Green Materials & Products
Arkitrek programme to support sustainable livelihoods based on traditional skills and knowledge in Ulu Papar. Join our bamboo weave masterclasses, work with natural building materials & learn about sustainable design.
Bringing new design ideas to traditional skills and local materials. Isabel Sandeman creates a bamboo joint, which epitomises the perfect collaboration between designer and builder.
Using coconut wood in construction of community based construction projects can be a sustainable choice but requires careful design and project management. In our Tinangol Community Centre we failed to continually inform and seek consent to use coconut wood throughout the 3 year construction process. We started off with full consent but practical blunders and protracted construction process eroded support to the point where the community insisted that all coconut posts be replaced with hardwood.
This workshop began making woven bamboo building components for a Community Bio-cultural Heritage Centre at Buayan in the Ulu Papar region of Sabah. The workshop was coordinated by Arkitrek and Global Diversity Foundation.