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
- Approach 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 +, not only tailored for people studying or working in the fields of design, architecture, engineering, construction, carpentry but anyone inspired by bamboo and looking for ways to create a better world!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The list of present faculty members for our September course will be updated upon availabilities confirmation.
The course fee includes accommodation and food at The Bamboo Lodge. Accommodations are charming and rustic in shared bamboo bunkbeds (capacity for 20 pax), with indoor shared bathrooms. If you are a couple or simply prefer private accommodation we offer upgrades to private accommodations at the Kul Kul Farm’s Bamboo Yurts. To find out about other rental options, email [email protected], our team will be pleased to help you!
The Bamboo Lodge
The Bamboo Lodge
The Bamboo Lodge
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.