The Bamboo Architect’s Model Making Kit
Bamboo model making is the art of creating scaled versions of a real-life bamboo structure or project during the design development stages of a project. It is the most important skill a bamboo architect needs to have. With the right bamboo model, the architect can show off his design intentions without all the drawings which can be difficult to read, especially in the context of bamboo architecture and construction.
Bamboo models are used to actively engage the client and the building team into the design process, giving them genuine insight into the feeling and the atmosphere that their design will convey in use. By using the same proportions as your final project design, the architect can translate many of the ideas and concepts that are crucial to their design before building the project in full-scale. This is very similar to traditional architectural models but where bamboo models differ is that they use the same material both for the model and the built form. This allows bamboo models to give even more information to the client and the building team, such as: a cost estimate, the complexity of construction and the structural properties of the design.
After finishing her Masters of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong where she wrote her thesis about bamboo construction for the rural communities of Bali, she now forms part of the Bamboo U Team as a Management Consulting Professional.
March 22- April 2, 2024
The 11 Day Bamboo Build & Design Course in Bali
In 11 days, we'll show you how to build bamboo structures we’ll share all that it takes to build with nature.