Friday, 7/09 (08:30 - 17:20)
Nova Friburgo

- lecture at the festival Silabas with Jaime Peña and other guests.

Check out more about the program of the festival in the link: SILABAS - programming.

- arrival at Tibá in the late afternoon, dinner and lodging.

Saturday 8/09 (07: 00-21: 00)
Instituto TIBÁ / Bom Jardim-RJ

- Bamboo building, theory and practice.

Sunday 9/09 (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Instituto TIBÁ / Bom Jardim-RJ

- building with bamboo, theory and practice

* In Tibá this lodging, food (egg-lacto-vegetarian + PANC) and materials is included.


We are pleased to welcome for the second time the Colombian bio-architect, Jaime Peña. In this course we will cover the innumerable potentialities of bamboo in the construction, starting from an experimental approach with the use of hundreds of bamboo slats, joined or interlaced to form the unique structure.

In this course, we will construct a cover structure on a bridge using arches, beams, and closure, all with slats. Besides this technique, an theoretical and practical knowledge will be transmited: cutting, treatment and uses in construction.

This course is suitable for beginners and professionals.


Jaime Peña

A Colombian architect, he graduated from the University of San Buenaventura in Cali. Director of main creation in Mixed Architecture, study of bio-architecture with natural materials. Jaime has focused his development as an architect in understanding the proper and harmonious relationship between architecture and the Natural environment where it is applied, seeking sensory stimulation that guides towards an architecture accessible to any economic, social and cultural class. Innovative and adventurous, Jaime created his own style and technique within his architectural works, where the universal geometries are explored, applying concepts like fractals, design patterns, biomimesis and golden proportion, creating a proposal for a "living architecture" in respect of the natural environment.



The four-day course costs $ 600.00 per person. It can be paid with R $ 150,00 to reserve your place and three pre-dated checks of R $ 150,00 divided through 30, 60, and 90 days. Limited places.

In the price included are accommodation in a shared room, full alimentation (egg-milk-vegetarian and PANCs) and working materials.





Send the proof of the deposit or the information contained therein including your full name for the email: Without the proof of the deposit your vacancy will be confirmed not.


Deposit in :
Itaú Bank 341 - AG 9668 - CC 03096-9


Accommodations are in shared rooms (1 room for 2 people, 4 rooms for 3 people, 2 rooms for 4 people and 1 room for 6 people). The food is egg-lacto-vegetarian (three meals per day). The bathrooms are of collective use.

We recommend to bring repellent, lantern, raincoat, slipper, towel, personal hygiene items (preferably biodegradable), bathing suit, comfortable working shoes, and didactic material (notebook, pencil, pens).