5 DAY DESIGN AND CARPENTRY WORKSHOP

Step into the world of bamboo design

and craftsmanship

Engage manually with bamboo by creating your own furniture, products or architectural concept models under the guidance of designers and architects from the Bamboo U team, as well as the master carpenters from the IBUKU team.

 

In this 5-Day Bamboo Design and Carpentry Workshop we will bring your ideas to life, from working with scaled models to turning them into full-sized prototypes, this will help you understand the possibilities and limitations of bamboo as a design material. We will take you through the following stages: design brainstorm and concept modelling, exploring the creative realm of lines and volumes, experimenting with various furniture-making techniques, prototyping, realization and finishing.

Who is this course for?

 

The workshop is open to anyone aged 18+ with an interest in engaging hands-on with bamboo and looking for ways to explore their creativity with the material. Whether you are coming in fresh or looking to enhance your skills of design and carpentry, work alongside our designers and carpenters to bring

your projects to life.

 

 

What you will learn:

  • Bamboo design 
  • Treatment, preservation and finishing

  • Traditional balinese carpentry & joinery

  • Bamboo properties

  • Model making as design inspiration

  • Using templates and jigs to make organic shapes.


Many participants of the Design & Carpentry Workshop have created real prototypes of chairs, lamps, stools, and tables and so much more. Here are some beautiful creations that participants have taken home:


Curriculum Outline

DESIGNING WITH BAMBOO

 

Learn about bamboo design with bamboo. The objective of the workshop is to learn about bamboo through hands-on interaction, we will use bamboo from the early stages of the design process, making scaled models using handcrafted bamboo sticks until using bamboo poles, bamboo splits, flatten bamboo among others bamboo materials.

BAMBOO FACTORY TOUR

 

To understand bamboo, you have to understand how it grows and how to preserve it for long term use. During the guided tour through the factory, we will show you how we receive the bamboo from the farmers, the different bamboo species that we use and their applications, and how we treat and process bamboo for construction and furniture making.

TRADITIONAL BALINESE CARPENTRY & JOINERY

 

The Balinese people have been using bamboo as part of their traditions for centuries. Their bamboo knowledge runs deep, and is an important part of how we build with bamboo. During the workshop, the master carpenters will engage with you to share their bamboo knowledge to make your design ideas become realized.

BAMBOO PROPERTIES

 

Learn about the physical and mechanical properties of bamboo and how it wants to behave.

Discover why bamboo is often compared with steel, concrete and timber in terms of technical properties and why it is called ‘the sustainable material of the future’.


ACCOMMODATION

 

We offer two types of accommodation to participants during this course

  • Shared accommodation in Bamboo Lodge (Shared Communal Dorm) / Included in the course fee
  • Private accommodation in Private Yurts  (your own private bedroom, twin size bed) / $150 per Yurt for the course duration

Upgrades can be done after the booking process for the course, following the instructions sent to your email or contact us via our help desk if you have any questions. 

 

All meals breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included during the course. 

Bamboo Lodge. Shared accommodation

Private Yurts. Private accommodation


When are the courses?

 

What are you waiting for? Become the next bamboo designer! 

Book now and receive a 10% discount using the code BDCW4200 until Nov 30th

JULY 05 - 10, 2021

DESIGN & CARPENTRY WORKSHOP

 

Normal Price $1,000.00


SEPTEMBER 06 - 11, 2021

DESIGN & CARPENTRY WORKSHOP

 

$1,000.00


Have questions? write  us in our help desk

Are you a returning student? Contact us in our help desk 

 

Gifted facilitators and experienced experts led participants through lessons about all aspects of bamboo. My expectations were exceeded. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this inspiring movement.

SCOTT EDWARDS 

ARCHITECT FROM CANADA

 

This is a place to celebrate the art and science of bamboo. A dynamic shortcut to understanding bamboo and its potential.

 

CARTER JOSEPH

ARCHITECT FROM INDIA

The main construction site project was the highlight of my experience.  Getting out of my comfort zone while fully immersing in a real world construction project is something I never thought I would do. ​

GEORGIE GEORGIEV

FROM BULGARIA

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