Bamboo has become an important alternative to conventional construction materials. It can provide you with sustainable source of timber for generations, and its strength as a material will surprise you! 


Our 3 Day Introduction to Bamboo workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of bamboo. You will learn about bamboo as a sustainable resource, visit IBUKU's bamboo factory, and get hands-on experience working with this unique material. You will learn how to carve a bamboo joint with guidance from master bamboo carpenters, and the foundations of how to design a bamboo structure by making scaled models  to visualize and test your design ideas. No previous background in design or construction is necessary to join. 


Detailed Schedule



DAY 1:  Understanding Bamboo

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Arrive 15 min before for registration)

  • Learn about bamboo's potential and limitations as a building material 
  • Tour IBUKU's bamboo factory, discover how bamboo is treated and processed before use
  • Build with Bamboo by participating in our structural systems workshop


DAY 2: Bamboo Basic Carpentry

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Introduction to the tools for traditional bamboo carpentry
  • Peg making
  • Fish mouth joint carving
  • Bending bamboo 'rup-rup' technique 
  • Splitting and flattening bamboo 


DAY 3: Bamboo Architectural Model Making

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Introduction to bamboo architectural model making
  • Bamboo architectural model making workshop
  • Architectural tour of the structures on the Bamboo U campus
  • Discover Green School Millennium Bridge

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about bamboo as a building material. It is particularly valuable for people working in the fields of design, construction, and architecture but anyone with a desire to learn about bamboo is welcome. All participants must feel comfortable  engaging in hands-on physical activities. It is open to anyone aged 18+, If you are under 18 a waiver signed by your parents is required.

What is included?

  • Delicious lunch from the Kul Kul Farm, light snacks, coffee, and herbal tea

  • All workshop materials

  • Accommodation is available for an additional fee


What to bring?

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Face mask
  • Hat or cap
  • Notebook and pen
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
  • All-terrain footwear (closed toe shoes are recommended but not mandatory)


Additional information will be emailed upon registration

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