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Pablo Luna Studio is a design and research studio based in Bali. We provide solutions and services within the built environment and the natural systems that sustain us. Our ambitious team includes designers, architects, interior designers, and an array of highly skilled specialists. All of us are thinkers and builders. Our projects range in size from urban plans to landscapes, public space, buildings and objects. We combine a holistic and systemic design approach with human-scale design sensitivity and focus on end user experience.

Pablo Luna Studio is a design and research studio based in Bali. We provide solutions and services within the built environment and the natural systems that sustain us. Our ambitious team includes designers, architects, interior designers, and an array of highly skilled specialists. All of us are thinkers and builders. Our projects range in size from urban plans to landscapes, public space, buildings and objects. We combine a holistic and systemic design approach with human-scale design sensitivity and focus on end user experience.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

It varies depending on the location of the project. Bamboo, Wood, Rammed Earth, Bricks, Mud or even Concrete when necessary. We believe that the balance in a harmonious ecological design emanates from working with locally sourced materials and building traditions.

We design commercial and residential projects all around the world, currently in Indonesia, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and India. Soon in Colombia, Peru, and Nicaragua.

We support you in the selection process with constructors. Partnering up with the right constructors is key, the reason why we provide all the specifications needed for them to construct our buildings with the highest quality standards.

 It varies depending on the complexity of the design and the land’s location. As a general reference the price of construction of our built structures today ranges from $650 to $900 usd per m2.

Long-term maintenance of a bamboo house is primarily cosmetic refinishing and it should be done once a year. The maintenance process for a 300 m2 house would take 3 days and costs between $500 to $1000 usd.

‘Petung’, Dendrocalamus Asper, which comes from Bali and Java. It grows in small clumps along the river valley, usually on privately owned land, so we purchase our bamboo from hundreds of individual farmers.

Our 300sqm houses at Green Village Bali contain +8100 running meters of bamboo structure or approximately 1200 poles. An additional +3000m is used in interior finishing.

Bamboo is a flexible and tensile material with the strength equivalent to steel. We account for the flexibility in the engineering process and work to ensure our bamboo maintains its integrity over time.

Yes, bamboo is plentiful in river valleys throughout Asia, and the clumps regenerate each year. Bamboo is ready for use as a building material at age 3-5 years.

Our main treatment uses a boron solution that suppress the glucose inside the bamboo and renders it inedible for insects.

The bamboo is treated naturally with boron, a chemical element found in nature – for example in the Great Salt Lake, USA. It is only slightly more toxic than table salt and is perfectly safe to use in a family home.

Structural performance of our structures based on our engineers’ calculations is a minimum of 25 years. There are bamboo structures in South America and Europe that are over 100 years old. If the bamboo is chosen well, treated properly, designed carefully and maintained, a bamboo house can last a lifetime.

Our bamboo houses are designed and built to avoid prolonged sun and rain exposure. The bamboo is also coated with a weather resistant coating.

Properly treated and selected, mature bamboo in a well-designed structure does not require significant structural maintenance. The bamboo should only be treated once, before construction begins; additional treatments against insects are not necessary. The roof of a bamboo house must  be maintained to protect the columns from prolonged rain contact and direct sun exposure; poles that are exposed should be monitored and protected and joints reviewed every few years to confirm that they remain secure. Re-coating both structural and interior bamboo every 2-4 years will improve its appearance and longevity, and we anticipate that the quality of and technology behind coatings will advance over time, including waterproofing and UV resistance. Long-term maintenance is primarily cosmetic refinishing.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

It varies depending on the location of the project. Bamboo, Wood, Rammed Earth, Bricks, Mud or even Concrete when necessary. We believe that the balance in a harmonious ecological design emanates from working with locally sourced materials and building traditions.

We design commercial and residential projects all around the world, currently in Indonesia, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and India. Soon in Colombia, Peru, and Nicaragua.

We support you in the selection process with constructors. Partnering up with the right constructors is key, the reason why we provide all the specifications needed for them to construct our buildings with the highest quality standards.

 It varies depending on the complexity of the design and the land’s location. As a general reference the price of construction of our built structures today ranges from $650 to $900 usd per m2.

Long-term maintenance of a bamboo house is primarily cosmetic refinishing and it should be done once a year. The maintenance process for a 300 m2 house would take 3 days and costs between $500 to $1000 usd.

‘Petung’, Dendrocalamus Asper, which comes from Bali and Java. It grows in small clumps along the river valley, usually on privately owned land, so we purchase our bamboo from hundreds of individual farmers.

Our 300sqm houses at Green Village Bali contain +8100 running meters of bamboo structure or approximately 1200 poles. An additional +3000m is used in interior finishing.

Bamboo is a flexible and tensile material with the strength equivalent to steel. We account for the flexibility in the engineering process and work to ensure our bamboo maintains its integrity over time.

Yes, bamboo is plentiful in river valleys throughout Asia, and the clumps regenerate each year. Bamboo is ready for use as a building material at age 3-5 years.

Our main treatment uses a boron solution that suppress the glucose inside the bamboo and renders it inedible for insects.

The bamboo is treated naturally with boron, a chemical element found in nature – for example in the Great Salt Lake, USA. It is only slightly more toxic than table salt and is perfectly safe to use in a family home.

Structural performance of our structures based on our engineers’ calculations is a minimum of 25 years. There are bamboo structures in South America and Europe that are over 100 years old. If the bamboo is chosen well, treated properly, designed carefully and maintained, a bamboo house can last a lifetime.

Our bamboo houses are designed and built to avoid prolonged sun and rain exposure. The bamboo is also coated with a weather resistant coating.

Properly treated and selected, mature bamboo in a well-designed structure does not require significant structural maintenance. The bamboo should only be treated once, before construction begins; additional treatments against insects are not necessary. The roof of a bamboo house must  be maintained to protect the columns from prolonged rain contact and direct sun exposure; poles that are exposed should be monitored and protected and joints reviewed every few years to confirm that they remain secure. Re-coating both structural and interior bamboo every 2-4 years will improve its appearance and longevity, and we anticipate that the quality of and technology behind coatings will advance over time, including waterproofing and UV resistance. Long-term maintenance is primarily cosmetic refinishing.