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Markus Roselieb

Founder of Chiangmai Life Architects and Chiangmai Life Construction, Markus specialized in Bamboo and Earth Architecture, especially big structural bamboo projects but also high-end residential and commercial projects. Markus advocates for the combination of natural materials such as bamboo with 21st century engineering knowledge, modern organic design and integration of structures in their physical and cultural environments. In his eyes, bamboo is a versatile construction material as well as an interior design item that combines well with any modern material. Markus is also the co-founder of Panyaden International School, promoting a new form of education that is value-based and gives children a framework of trusted eternal values combined with an international curriculum of distinguished academic excellence, focusing on creativity, closeness to nature and environmental sciences. A medical doctor by training from the University of Vienna, Austria, Markus is an autodidact architect who learned architecture through passion, observation and by building since his student days.