THE HANDS-DOWN MOST COMPREHENSIVE

BAMBOO BUILD AND DESIGN COURSE FOR CREATIVES, BAMBOO ENTHUSIASTS AND ARCHITECTS

 

 

INTRODUCING

 

The 11 Day Bamboo Building Class and Design Immersion in Bali

in collaboration with IBUKU

 

Immersed in the most beautiful and innovative bamboo environment.

Meet the pioneers, the visionaries, the designers and builders who took this under-utilised material and transformed it into the most desired natural building material for bamboo structure design.

 

This is where it all began. Bali: the bamboo building mecca of the world!

 

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UPCOMING COURSES:

 

April 8 - April 19, 2022

July 29 - August 9, 2022

November 18 - 29, 2022

By understanding the properties of bamboo, learning how to preserve it and design for its strengths, you too can build bamboo buildings that are beautiful and sustainable! 

 

In 11 days, we'll show you how to build bamboo structures we’ll share all that it takes to build with nature. We’ll show you our greatest bamboo work, and give you the tools: the model making techniques, the design principles, the carpentry skills, the construction techniques, the engineering and more… TO BUILD YOUR VERY OWN BAMBOO PROJECTS!

 

Remember....

 

IF WE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

 

Let us help you!

 

OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN

BUILDING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

IN THE WORLD.

 

WHAT BEGAN WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF GREEN SCHOOL BALI in 2008 AND

CONTINUED ON WITH THE GREEN VILLAGE AND SHARMA SPRINGS HAS

QUICKLY GROWN INTO A WORLDWIDE BAMBOO MOVEMENT! 

 

IBUKU'S WORK HAS BEEN RECOGNISED BY:


Let us bring you in, behind the bamboo rope, to share with you what it’s taken for us

to create our little bamboo universe in the jungle of Bali and show you that

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

 

LEARN BAMBOO CONSTRUCTION

ESSENTIALS

you will leave with a set of tools to help you build with bamboo in your own context.

DESIGN FOR  A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

engaging hands on with a natural material and look at the bigger picture of our age and time.

CONNECT WITH BAMBOO EXPERTS

an international community of 500+ Bamboo U Alumni, experts and facilitators

OPEN UP NEW POSSIBILITIES IN YOUR CAREER

 get certified, enjoy lifetime access and discounts on 

Bamboo U Programs

To have a creative eye, to build beautiful, sensible and durable! The knowledge and skills to catch that sloppy mistake that might cost you $$$$ in the future. We have seen many learn the hard way, let us help you build successfully! 

 

 

 

HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS: YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER OR ENGINEER TO ENJOY  THIS BAMBOO DESIGN COURSE! 

 

THE 11 DAY BAMBOO U BUILD AND DESIGN

IMMERSION IN BALI IS FOR YOU, IF: 

  • You’re passionate about sustainability and want to create a better future

  • You value beauty, working with your hands and learning new skills

  • You want to live a life that is connected to nature and are interested in natural architecture and organic design

  • You are creative, a designer of sorts and wish to incorporate sustainable materials into your work and practice

  • You’re an educator and wondering why bamboo isn’t a part of the curriculum you teach, and the life that you live

  • You work with bamboo already and are seeking to level up your design skills by learning from the foremost bamboo experts from around the world

  • You want to connect with a like minded community of bamboo enthusiasts

     

    and finally, of course

  • You are a designer, architect, builder, carpenter or engineer and you’re keen to learn more about bamboo as a building material, and learn how to make bamboo structures!

SHOW ME WHAT'S INSIDE!


  • Day 1: Forestry, Harvesting &

    Treatment

    Sustainable Bamboo Forestry

    Bamboo Propogation

    Harvesting Bamboo and Growing Healthy Clumps

    Bamboo Treatment

  • Day 2: Our Bamboo World

    Visit the IBUKU Design Office

    Visit to the Bamboo Factory 

    Leanring Structural Systems

    Architecture Tour of Green School

    Engineering for Bamboo

  • Day 3: Model Making and Structural Systems

    Bamboo Structures &

    Material Pallettes

    Concept and Structural

    Model Making

  • Day 4: Bamboo Carpentry

    Learning bamboo joinery systems: 

    Whole joints, fishmouths, lashing, bolt joints and hybrid systems

  • Day 5: Downtime

    Enjoy a day off, explore Bali, arrange a day tour or just chill at the beach.

  • Day 6: Build with Bamboo

    Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

  • Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

  • Day 8: Build with Bamboo

    Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

  • Day 9: Build with Bamboo

    Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

  • Day 10: Build with Bamboo

    Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

  • Day 11 Certificate Giving

    Building recap

    Certificate Ceremony

     

Note: This is a tentative schedule, minor changes are likely to happen 

 

PLUS BONUSES!!

 

 

  • Live in a Bamboo & Permaculture wonderland for 11 days

  • Architectural Tour of Green School

  • Design Tour of the IBUKU Architecture office: where bamboo dreams are made!

  • Visit the Bamboo Factory to see first hand to sorting, processing and building of bamboo

  • Live Talks with the foremost Bamboo Experts from around the world

  • The most deliciously curated farm - to - table meals you’ve ever tasted (vegan & meat options available)

     

     

LIVE AND BREATHE BAMBOO FOR 11 DAYS

 IMMERSE IN NATURE LIVING

AT THE KUL KUL FARM! 

2 minutes from the renowned Green School and 10 minutes from the Green Village Bali lives The Kul Kul Farm. 10 bamboo yurts, a bamboo classroom, permaculture gardens, nursery, food forest, communal meals, wifi, organic veggie gardens, composting toilets and more. An all-encompassing experience in nature connection and community living.  

 

Your ticket includes shared accommodation in an open air, tented bamboo yurt. Open to the elements but protected with a breezy linen tent. Surrounded by sugar palm trees. 

 

Would you like your own private space? Email us at info@bamboou.com if you’d like a private yurt.

Bamboo’s versatility is unparalleled, and so is Bamboo U's. As an engineer, the construction phase of the course was particularly fulfilling given that you get to synthesize everything you’ve learnt in a practical, hands-on, tangible way.

RAM GUDDIREDDIGARI

ENGINEER FROM INDIA

It is an amazing experience to participate at Bamboo U. The course is excellent: guided by brilliant experts, you are introduced to all the opportunities of how to work and live with this extraordinary material... What a thrill, the Bamboo-Journey has just begun!

MARA ARLETH

ARCHITECT FROM GERMANY

My expectations were exceeded. I fell asleep every night fully saturated with information and inspiration. To be honest, the best part of the course was the community it built and the creative dialogue it fostered.

 

KEVIN COURTNEY

DESIGNER FROM AMERICA

We're serious about sharing bamboo!

600+

Alumni

100+

Bamboo buildings

50+

Courses

30+

Experts

SOUNDS GREAT! 

 

SO HOW MUCH AM I INVESTING?

 

 

When you enroll TODAY, you’ll be saying YES to:

+   11 days of bamboo design and construction

+   Best practice bamboo treatment methods

+   Understanding the bamboo build & design process; from site identification, early inception design to completion and maintenance

+   Understanding the engineering properties of bamboo: its strengths and weaknesses and how to use these when building your furniture pieces or structures

+   Learning bamboo structural systems and material palettes                   

+   Learning modelling methods, joinery systems, roofing systems, bamboo flooring and bamboo wall weaving. 

+   Creative and educational bamboo talks

+   The chance to work hands- on, with the most talented bamboo craftsmen in the world

+   Tours and visits to the most beautiful bamboo buildings

+   Making your own bamboo furniture and fixtures 

+   Working on a bamboo construction 

+   Becoming part of a community of experts and like minded bamboo enthusiasts

+   Our exclusive Bamboo U Online Community Platform 

+   Farm-to-table breakfasts, lunches and dinners 

+   Your bamboo questions answered 

+   The bamboo tools and materials you will need during the course

+   Access to bamboo tools and materials to take home with you 

+   A chance to share and get advice on your bamboo project

+   Contact information of our team and access to them long after the course is over 

+   Surprise bamboo experiences and adventures

+   Living in a bamboo wonderland for 11 days, 10 nights

+   Life long friendships and LOADS OF FUN!

BEST SAVINGS!

 

One Time Payment of $2,500

 

BEST VALUE!

 

2 Monthly Payments of $1,250

 

Facilitators


Bamboo U - Director

Orin Hardy

Orin is the founder and director of Bamboo U. He wants to inspire people around the world to choose bamboo as a viable alternative to conventional construction materials. He has designed a variety of bamboo structures in collaboration with architects and bamboo carpenters as part of his work in Bali.

IBUKU - Founder & Creative Director

Elora Hardy

Elora designs world class bamboo homes and structures that are changing the way we think about buildings. She spoke at TED Global in 2015 and this year at the C2 Montreal about her bamboo building and design experiences.

Indobamboo - Founder

Arief Rabik

Trained in environmental sciences, Arief is considered as the world’s top bamboo forestry and harvesting expert. He founded Indo-bamboo and aims at combining production with community development. He is a member of the Indonesian delegation for COP 21, 22 & 23.

Bamboo U - Facilitator & Architect

Mike Linthon

Born in Toraja - South Sulawesi, known as the area with millions of bamboos in Indonesia. Mike decided to pursue his career in architecture and joined the Ibuku team firm in 2014 to develop his talent in landscape and bamboo buildings.

IBUKU - Senior Architect

Defit Wijaya

Senior Architect at IBUKU and a member of the team since 2008. He has worked on the design of Green School since its original conceptual process, making him an expert in the evolution of bamboo structures.

He loves the exciting and dynamic environment of working on bamboo projects.

Bamboo U - Program Manager

Cecile Durand

Within her first year of architecture studies, Cecile knew bamboo was a material she wanted to work with. She felt that bamboo had the potential to connect people to their environment and a more sustainable future. She collaborated with Bamboo U as a student visitor in 2019. She is now finishing her Masters of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong where she is writing her thesis about bamboo construction for the rural communities of Bali.

IBUKU - Architect & Bamboo Artisan

Doni Prabowo

Doni joined IBUKU in 2018 as an Architect and Bamboo Artisan. Since then he has developed different types of bamboo models for the studio for many unique bamboo structures. He is passionate about exploring designs that adapt to nature and exploring the forests of his hometown in Kalimantan.

Bamboo U - Natural Builder & Facilitator

Sai Goutham

Sai is a natural builder and an architect from India. He has taken part in many experimental mud and bamboo projects in different parts of India. He believes in hands-on practice to understand building materials better. His love for bamboo has brought him to Bali. He joined the Bamboo U team in March 2020.

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​The 11 Day

Bamboo Build and Design Immersion

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$2,500

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      2 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

      $1,250

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