This sustainable architecture workshop offers comprehensive guidance on utilizing bamboo as a green building material, combining both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. Participants will gain insights into harvesting, treating, and working with bamboo, incorporating both traditional and modern techniques. The practical component of this hands-on bamboo workshop involves building structures designed for real use, such as bridges, storerooms, showrooms, workshops, houses, public toilets, and domes, employing various techniques that integrate bamboo, steel, jute, lime, and earth as primary components. Throughout the workshop, participants will immerse themselves in diverse architectural expressions at Auroville, gaining valuable insights from the learning experiences embedded in the building process.
Bamboo’s robust structure, tensile and compressive strength make it an increasingly popular choice for sustainable building materials. These qualities also render it an excellent material for constructing disaster- and weather-resistant structures. Furthermore, bamboo, compared to trees, emits 35% more oxygen and absorbs 40% more carbon dioxide.
Collaborator: Bamboo Centre, Auroville
Acquire knowledge about bamboo as a sustainable construction material.
Explore various architectural expressions present in Auroville.
Duration: half a day to 3 days
Modality: online & offline
Audience: age 18+
Suggested group size: 20 -50