Bamboo Architect Nau Schlosser

20 minutes North of Ubud Nau Schlosser and Sacha Stone made their dream come true: Akasha. Hidden in the rice fields, artists are experimenting with new bamboo architecture and interior design.

Nau Schlosser is a Spanish architect working an bio architecture with all his passion, leading the art to a new level with computer aided design and collaborating with many like-minded artists.

I met Nau Schlosser contemplating there on his new projects on my first visit there. Akasha was completed 3 years ago.

Like Green School architecture, a new technique helps to make bamboo a lasting material, resistant to insects. Nau Schlosser uses silica to petrify bamboo instead of boric acid, which is used by Green school. More on the techniques at the end of this article.


Part of the experimental playground is the elaborate light design by Sacha Stone, who created the interior design.

Building close to nature is essential for Nau Schlossers architecture.

All design is inspired by nature, like in this new project below

After a computer-aided design process, construction is done fundamentally based on century-old Asian knowledge in Bamboo construction.

Check out Nau Schlossers website here:

See also my story and documentary film on Green School

(c) all photos by Joo Peter, architecture plans by (c)

About techniques to preserve bamboo

silica for petrfication here

traditional methods (water, fire) boric acid and lime water:

Film on a mobile version of  treatment with boric acid here




Gunung An

Onion legend Mark Kuan created a new peaceful retreat to enjoy with friends & guests. It’s Friday events called “Steam Sauna Friday” are the most inspirational Come-Together I experienced this season so far, master of pleasure Mark Kuan cares about delicious food, while his guests go for rooftop-sunset leisure, pool , nightly fireplace guitar jam session & more.

Mark Kuan celebrates cooking with his guests, as part of philosophy of life: Enjoy, share, care – all close to nature. His cooking classes are a great introduction to Asian & fusion food.
Gunung An is seated next to ricefields, forest and a small waterfall.

Arriving at Gunung An, visitors cross the jungle bridge to receive a welcoming blessing.

Steam sauna and Spa are seated in nature, floating in dragonfly sounds of the forest around.

Below: Friday night  magic with fire show by Aaron

Homepage of Gunung An here –  on Facebook here
Gunung An on Airbnb  –  See also story on  Onion Collective