Designing a Temporary Festival Structure Using Bamboo
Follow Hari Charan’s story of designing a temporary bamboo structure during the Bamboo U Online Course, for festivals inspired by nature, craftsmanships, and green building.
My name is Hari, I am a Chennai based multidisciplinary creative.I joined the Bamboo U Online Course as I was purely awestruck after coming across a segment randomly on IBUKU (on NHK world Japan or CNA).
I’ve always had an affinity towards working by hand, craftsmanship and sustainability however In my journey as a designer I often encountered a lack of openness and encouragement towards sustainable building. Bamboo U and IBUKU’s utilization of bamboo and design values resonated with me, and I decided to take a leap of faith.
In recent years I’ve grown passionate about the simplicity in things. In the way of thinking and of architecture. I am attracted to the ‘essence’ of things, and I am interested in the multifaceted knowledge of a material, wanting to discover the root of a material, its origin all the way to building a full scale structure.
Concepting The Bamboo Pavilion: Crabwise
My original idea was to design something collapsible, like a retractable yurt, or a tessellating system of smaller structures that come together as one big structure, holding a larger capacity of the crowd. My idea eventually evolved into designing a temporary structure for the Covelong Point Surf, Music, and Yoga Festival in Chennai, India.
A predominantly natural material pavilion, affordably built with local, sustainable materials and which I hope will invoke a sense of wonder in people, exposing them to these sustainable building aesthetics. My intention is for it to become a hotspot, promoting bamboo craftsmanship with contemporary ideas in urban spaces.
Hari Charan is a Chennai-based multidisciplinary creative working close to 10 years primarily in space experience design. He enjoys hybridizing earthy, wabi-sabi, aesthetics and celebrating traditional values with minimal and functional modern, contemporary styles.
March 1-12th, 2023
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