This is the introduction to the material for everyone who feels the need to learn about Bamboo, be it designers who want to include this material in their palette or somebody who is passionate about sustainability or renewable energy.
Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. They are locally abundant, affordable and with a very low carbon footprint. They are known to be materials of the people. They can be used for crude self-construction or can be engineered with high precision.
This 3 day Workshop focuses on building with cost efficient, environment-friendly and sustainable building materials, especially appropriate for our climate with the world’s oldest and widely used building material -mud,locally available and reclaimed materials followed by interactive sessions and site visits
Exploring Auroville Architecture is developed by Auroville Consulting in cooperation with local experts in order to share our experience in architecture with the world outside. During the 3-day workshop participants will get to experience the various architectural expressions at Auroville and the learning that came during the building process.
Arches, Vaults and Domes (AVD) have been used since millennia worldwide. With the developments of 20th century industrial building materials and methods such as steel and reinforced cement concrete (RCC), the knowledge of masonry vaulting has been all but lost.
The webinar and Q&A with architect Manu Gopalan, explaining the "Build-Free Collective" on how to build a home for practically no money.