Bamboo U: Build and Design Course in Bali

Date 14 Sep 2018 02:30 PM - 25 Sep 2018 11:30 AM Location Green Camp

Participants follow a detailed curriculum taking them through the whole life cycle of bamboo from sustainable forestry to design and construction. Each topic is supported by both theoretical lectures and practical workshops. They are guided by a team of academic lecturers and master builders. The course is about engaging with the material and immersing oneself both intellectually and kinesthetically to create a cohesive understanding of how to best apply bamboo to any context. Every course offers the opportunity to build full-scale structures and to develop design skills that will help inform each participant’s personal design projects.


Engaging with engineers, designers and scientists about the potentials and limitations of bamboo
Hands-on experience building full scale bamboo structures
Approaches to biophilic design and organic representations
General engineering principles
Bamboo forestry management and sustainable harvesting
The art of traditional bamboo carpentry
The evolution of bamboo architecture at Green School
Visits to the IBUKU design office and bamboo factory


The workshop is open to ages 18 +, and is tailored for people studying or working in the fields of design, architecture, engineering, construction and carpentry. However, anyone who feels ready for a challenge, and is excited to learn is welcome!


The course fee includes accommodation and food at Green Camp. Accommodations are charming and rustic in shared bamboo yurts (4-6 people), with composting toilets and hot outdoor showers. If you are a couple or simply prefer private accommodation we offer upgrades to private bamboo accommodations. To find out about other rental options, email, she will be pleased to help you!

Upon booking you will receive a course booklet including a packing list and all you need to know before joining Bamboo U. Please be aware that the course is a full time intensive course. The days begin at 8am and end on some evenings at 8:30pm. You will have one free day during the 11 days to explore Bali.


September 14-25 11 Day Bamboo Intensive