BambooU(niversity) was an idea originally conceived to help teach professionals about the potential of bamboo as a green building material. In its current form it is a design and bamboo build workshop in Bali hosted by The Kul Kul Farm at the Green School; facilitated in collaboration with the bamboo design firm, IBUKU.
Bamboo U is a unique opportunity to design and build alongside some of the architects, designers and craftsmen who built Green School. The group will investigate the available sites and hear from Elora Hardy, her team at IBUKU and John Hardy, co-founder of Green School.
We are also excited to announce Jorg Stamm as honoured guest teacher for the upcoming June 2nd edition of Bamboo U. Jorg was born in Germany and trained as a carpenter. As a young man he fell in love with bamboo in Colombia, where he now lives. He is well known for his impressive bamboo bridges that have spans of over 50 meters. His expertise in bamboo as a construction material led him to projects around the world, from South America, to Africa, and Indonesia. In 2008, he was a key member of the team that built the Green School campus including the Green School Bridge and the Heart of School. Jorg also designed the spiral bamboo columns that form part of the 'Tiga Gunung' (3 Mountains) Building.
Participants will engage in a series of on-site workshops and experience first-hand the potential of bamboo. A couple of days will be spent modeling and the bulk remainder of the time will be given over to building 1:1 structures with guidance from skilled local craftsman. Interspersed will be talks/discussions about bamboo's building properties. Students will leave understanding the life cycle of bamboo from being a seedling to a home, and will gain key insights into the gifts and challenges of what it takes to build in bamboo.
Join us! Registration is already open and fills up fast.
Prominent features and skills to develop include:
» Engage with engineers and scientists about the potential and constraints of bamboo
» Workshops on large-scale prototyping
» Critical theoretical knowledge about bamboo
» Design + making skills
» Understanding the design process from conception to construction
» Engineering principles
» Hands-on building
The workshop is open to ages 18+, and those working or studying in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, carpentry, or design. No specific software requirements.
*Included in the course fee are all meals, materials, tours and boutique camping accommodation.
TitleBamboo U: Build and Design Course, Bali.
FromJune 02, 2017 04:00 PM
UntilJune 13, 2017 11:00 AM
VenueThe Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali