Advanced Design Studio for Full-Culm Bamboo, Short Course | Architectural Association | Bandung, Indonesia
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Advanced Design Studio for Full-Culm Bamboo

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Advanced Design Studio for Full-Culm Bamboo course from Architectural Association will develop projects following a new design approach to full-culm bamboo using digital tools, to create a portfolio of work to enfranchise the latent bamboo resources in one particular region.


Over the Advanced Design Studio for Full-Culm Bamboo course from Architectural Association there will be a series of design exercises which will contribute to the development of a project, supported by lectures from tutors and ecologists, architects and engineers in this field. 

We will learn about bamboo harvesting, treatments and locally available species. We will learn about traditional and innovative construction methods, durability by design and joinery with full-culm bamboo and embed this knowledge into our design process. 

This course provides a base for participants to be designers and advocates for wider global bamboo use in their future work.

Skills Developed

  • Bamboo material characteristics and principles of building with bamboo.
  • Lectures to understand principles and details of bamboo joint systems for full-culm bamboo
  • Physical bamboo model making.
  • Concept design process to consider the practicalities of bio-based materials.
  • Individual and group research portfolio for the latent local bamboo resources of a particular site.
  • Lecture series of experimental bamboo constructions and the exploration of new structural applications for bamboo.
  • Research into societal attitudes to bamboo in construction and methods to address these through architectural design.

Programme Structure

  • From initial physical model making, we will then translate these physical models into the computer and we will follow a generative design approach to develop projects with tools such as Kangaroo, Ladybug and Galapagos. 
  • We will aim to produce a design and algorithm which can respond to the external factors which can ensure durability and buildability into these designs for bamboo. 

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The deadline for applications is 3 August 




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (Version 6 or later), Grasshopper (relevant GH plug in’s will be advised in the extended brief).

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Living costs for Bandung

5693828 - 6534414 IDR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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