Our bamboo design and build course is an 11 day immersion into the bamboo world we have created here in Bali. This program provides students with a foundation in Bamboo construction to improve their work as designers, architects, engineers, developers, entrepreneurs, and environmental advocates. And it’s not only for professionals, anyone with an interest in bamboo can join and begin creating amazing designs!
The Bamboo U Campus is located next to the Ibuku design office and bamboo factory–walking distance from the Green School. Our curriculum covers botanics, traditional craftsmanship, engineering, biophilic design, and the fundamentals of sustainable bamboo architecture.
Every topic is supported by theoretical lectures and practical workshops. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with bamboo innovators, entrepreneurs, and designers. The course content is created in collaboration with the Ibuku design team and is inspired by the knowledge and know how of world class bamboo experts.
BAMBOO U BUILD AND DESIGN IMMERSION
11 Day Intensive
Bamboo from harvest to construction.
Here in Bali, bamboo is redefining the rules of architecture and design. We believe the future must be both beautiful and sustainable. The Bamboo U 11 Day course follows a detailed curriculum taking you through the whole life cycle of bamboo, from sustainable forestry to design and construction. Each topic is supported by both theoretical lectures and hands on workshops.
BAMBOO DESIGN AND CARPENTRY
5 Day 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.
AN INTRODUCTION TO BAMBOO
3 Day Course
The Bamboo U 3 Day course offers a quick and comprehensive introduction to bamboo. Throughout this course you will learn how to design bamboo structures, making scaled models using handcrafted bamboo sticks, following the practice of IBUKU. You will also learn the fundamentals of bamboo joinery techniques by working hands on with the material under the guidance of master carpenters that helped to build the Green School.
1 Day Tour
The Bamboo U 1 Day tour offers a complete introduction to bamboo as the sustainable timber of the future. You will learn about its potentials and limitations, visit our processing factory and engage manually with the material to explore the fundamentals of lightweight structural systems.
Bamboo U has attracted educators, experts and bamboo enthusiasts from all around the world, in both academia and practice.
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