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Panyaden in The Magazine

Slide1 Panyaden School featured in The Magazine, Bangkok Post, April 2014 issue

From The Earth

Builder and co-founder of Panyaden School, Markus Roselieb (Chiangmai Life Construction (CLC)) talks about our bamboo and earth architecture in the April 2014 issue of The Magazine (Bangkok Post). Available at news stands and bookshops in Thailand.

Bamboo salas, Panyaden School Chiang Mai


Frank Gehry at Panyaden

Frank Gehry visits Panyaden School

dsc_8805 Frank Gehry at Panyaden with Pansak Vinyaratn and Markus Roselieb

Renowned architect, Frank Gehry, visited Panyaden yesterday accompanied by Pansak Vinyaratn, Chairman of Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) and Chief Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister as well as other members of TCDC and Thaicom Foundation. Markus Roselieb, our school’s co-founder and owner of Chiangmai Life Construction that built our school took the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner on a tour of our bamboo and earth campus.

dsc_8836 dsc_8787a Markus Roselieb of Chiangmai Life Construction taking architect Frank Genry on a tour of Panyaden School Chiang Mai dsc_8814 dsc_8812

More photos by Ally Taylor here on the school blog. 

Panyaden on TV

Panyaden School on TV this Sunday

  Thai TV crew (Channel 9) at Panyaden School, bilingual green school in Chiang Mai

Markus Roselieb, co-founder of Panyaden School and owner of Chiangmai Life ConstructionPanyaden School is being featured on a TV programme called Chan Rak Muang Thai (”I love Thailand”) this Sunday, Feb 12th (Channel 9, 3pm). The programme features foreigners who are involved in interesting initiatives in Thailand. Our co-founder Mark Roselieb was interviewed for the show about how our school demonstrates and teaches environmental mindfulness. Don’t miss it!


Watch the youtube video here


Curious Visitors

Many curious people have dropped in to tour Panyaden School since we began construction last year. Some groups such as the fourth year architecture students from Chiangmai University visiting today, are fascinated by how such mundane materials can be creatively integrated using both ancient and modern building techniques.

Adobe bricks by Chiangmai Life Construction, earth and bamboo construction company in Thailand Architecture student drawing school designed by Chiangmai Life Construction

 Markus Roselieb, owner of green Chiangmai Life Construction, at Panyaden School Armed with sketchbooks and notepads, the students observe and feel the materials, the walls and salas and scribble notes. Led by their renowned Professor, Ajahn Julaporn (an expert in traditional Thai architecture), they bombard Ajahn Decha, our bamboo specialist and master builder, with questions about earth building techniques and types of local bamboo used here.

Other visitors sometimes come by to talk to Markus Roselieb, the Project Manager of the construction and Co-Founder of Panyaden School, about why he decided on using bamboo and earth for construction, and if his company will help them build their own eco-friendly homes. Most of these guests are also parents who want to check out the facilities and to find out more about its curriculum.

These visitors come from Thailand and elsewhere in the world. Today, one of them hails from Alaska! He, like many others, wants to know about the school’s Buddhist and environmentally friendly principles and what it hopes to achieve.

Panyaden School Bamboo building built by Chiangmai Life Construction, green company in Thailand Building built by bamboo and earth company in Chiang Mai, Chiangmai Life Construction at Panyaden School

Outside the majestic bamboo, earth and stone Assembly Hall, a famous Thai celebrity is interviewing Yodphet Sudsawad, the School Founder, about why and how she believes that Buddhist principles can be applied to a modern education, about the school’s vision, and its green practices.

Today is another busy day for the Panyaden team who is always happy to share its vision and environmentally friendly practices with the many guests who care about the same issues.