Centre For Green
Building Material and Technology

'Hands-On Workshop Mulhouse France 2014

Date: May 05, 2013 Organizer: Motoco, Mulhouse, France

A 5-day workshop was held at Motoco, Mulhouse, France, in association with Hypewerk High, Basel, Switzerland, ENSAD, Paris, France, Hochschule Offenburg, Germany and Curry Western Production, Mumbai, India. The workshop began with a lecture by Ar. Neelam Manjunath on ‘Designing Simple structures with Bamboo’. Artisans from CGBMT then demonstrated selection, treatment and jointing of bamboo while the design process started. A presentation on ‘Construction with Bamboo & Finishing and maintenance of bamboo structures’ by Mr. Gurudayal Saran helped the students in perceiving a fuller picture of the bamboo sector. The designed structure was to be an assembly of six modules. These modules were assigned to six groups, who then worked respectively, trying to associate their designs with elements of nature. The team completed the full assembly in four days.