Our workshop will be directed by the Colombian architect Jaime Peña (from Arquitetura Mixta), who has many years of experience in research, development of projects and monitoring of bamboo works.
In this course we will cover the potential of bamboo in construction, starting from an experimental approach with the use of bamboo slats, joined or interlaced to form a unique structure. Besides this technique Jaime will share his theoretical and practical knowledge about bamboo, its cutting, treatment and uses in construction.
During the 4 days of workshop we intend to build a `bubble house`, a dome-cabin made of bamboo slats. The project will consist of 3 individual `bubbles` connected with each other be used as living room, bedroom and a bathroom .