Designing Architecture with Bamboo
- Course provides insights into the use of bamboo as a building material, taking into account local, ecological, economic, social, urban and cultural contexts
- Building construction principles are taught in order to develop individual and site-specific architecture with bamboo
- Course offered in block style and meets daily in the morning and afternoon
This course provides insights into the use of bamboo as a building material, taking into account the local, ecological, economic, social, urban and cultural context. Building construction principles are taught in order to develop individual and site-specific architecture with bamboo:
- Properties of bamboo as a building material
- Building construction principles
- Implementation of findings into an architectural language
- Guided design process from idea to architectural model
- Basic intercultural mindset
- Verification of local identification with the work product
This course aims to teach constructive, architectural and intercultural thinking as well as skills for the use of bamboo as a building and design material:
- Knowing and understanding the basic architectural and structural principles for building with bamboo
- Application of the basic construction principles in architectural design
- Experimental proof of what has been learned using a model made of bamboo skewers
- Understanding of bamboo as a building material in the local, social and cultural context
- Understanding of bamboo as a quickly renewable building material and massive CO2 storage
- First experiences in intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration
This is an interdisciplinary course. Students and working professionals with academic backgrounds in architecture, urban design, design, landscape architecture, or city planning are all encouraged to apply. The course has open enrollment and students will be admitted on a rolling basis. Maximum capacity for the course is 20 participants.
This course is also open to students from the Hessen-Queensland, Hessen-Massachusetts, and Hessen-Wisconsin Exchange Programs.
Students will earn a total of 6 ECTS points for the successful completion of the course.
Designing Architecture with Bamboo has a total of 46.5 in-class contact hours during the on-campus summer program. A single ECTS point is defined as the equivalent of 25-30 hours of student workload, which includes class hours, readings, preparation for class activities, as well as assessment measures.
The program fee is €850. Students who register before April 7, 2024 benefit from a reduced fee of €750. Students who are currently enrolled at partner universities of Frankfurt UAS are eligible for the reduced program fee of €750 at any time before the application deadline on May 5, 2024.
What is included in the program fee?
- 2 weeks of academic courses
- Course materials
- Public transportation within Frankfurt for the duration of the program
- Opening and Closing Events
Apply now for Designing Architecture with Bamboo!