Participants follow a detailed curriculum taking them through the whole life cycle of bamboo from sustainable forestry to design and construction. Each topic is supported by both theoretical lectures and practical workshops. They are guided by a team of academic lecturers and master builders. The course is about engaging with the material and immersing oneself both intellectually and kinesthetically to create a cohesive understanding of how to best apply bamboo to any context. Every course offers the opportunity to build full-scale structures and to develop design skills that will help inform each participant’s personal design projects.
Building Full Scale Structures
PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE WORKSHOP/ SKILLS DEVELOPED
- Engaging with engineers, designers and scientists about the potentials and limitations of bamboo
- Hands-on experience building full scale bamboo structures
- Approaches to biophilic design and organic representations
- General engineering principles
- Bamboo forestry management and sustainable harvesting
- The art of traditional bamboo carpentry
- The evolution of bamboo architecture at Green School
- Visits to the IBUKU design office and bamboo factory
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATIONS
The workshop is open to ages 18 +, and is tailored for people studying or working in the fields of design, architecture, engineering, construction, carpentry and for anyone inspired by bamboo and looking for ways to create a better world!
John is a master at combining beauty, design and sustainability. He brought his creative genius to new heights with the building of Green School’s all-bamboo campus. John spoke at TED Global about the Green School and the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the school with the 2012 Greenest School on Earth award.
ELORA HARDY and the IBUKU Team
Founder and creative director at IBUKU, Elora has taken bamboo design to the next level in bamboo homes and structures with her design team. She spoke at TED Global in 2015 and this year at the C2 Montreal about her bamboo building and design experiences.
Trained in environmental sciences, Arief is considered as the world’s
top bamboo forestry and harvesting expert. He founded Indobamboo and aims at combining production with community development. He is a member of the Indonesian delegation for COP 21, 22 and 23.
Having taught 3D design at Pratt Institute in New York for over 15 years, Scott has lectured internationally on form making and runs training workshops on abstract visualization techniques in developing hand-eye coordination. Scott now lives and works in Bali where he fell in love with bamboo while making time for his own sculpture and 2D mixed media works.
MIT professor and lead engineer at Atelier One, Neil is a light weight tensile engineer. He has worked on major projects including Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, Anish Kapoor’s sculptures and the Rolling Stones’ concert stages. His interest in bamboo resides in the sustainability and tensile properties of the material.
EWE JIN LOW
Former lead architect at IBUKU, Ewe Jin comes from a conventional architecture background in Australia. His devotion to bamboo has inspired him to become an ambassador of renewablenatural materials.
I KETUT ‘MOKO’ SUMERTA
Moko is a master carpenter trained in the Balinese tradition since the age of 10 and has since trained many carpenters. He is head of bamboo plank production at PT Bamboo Pure.
Senior Architect at IBUKU and a member of the team since 2008, Defit has worked on the design of Green School since its original conceptual process, making him an expert in the evolution of bamboo structures.
The course fee includes accommodation and food on The Kul Kul Farm. Accommodations are charming and rustic either in shared bamboo yurts, in our shared bamboo rooms or in our communal Bamboo Lodge. All options include composting toilets and hot outdoor showers. If you are a couple or simply prefer private accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, she will be pleased to help you!
Kul Kul Farm Double Yurts
Kul Kul Farm Bamboo Room
Kul Kul Farm Bamboo Lodge
Kul Kul Farm Tower Yurt
Upon booking you will receive a course booklet including a packing list and all you need to know before joining Bamboo U. Please be aware that the course is a full time intensive course. The days begin at 8am and end on some evenings at 8:30pm. You will have one free day during the 11 days to explore Bali.