Events

Inveresk Design Forum | Vietnam Bamboo

Summary

Join the research study tour team members to hear of their experiences with bamboo.

Start Date

10th Aug 2017 1:00pm

End Date

10th Aug 2017 2:00pm

Venue

School of Architecture & Design, Inveresk campus

RSVP / Contact Information

NO RSVP REQUIRED. E. enquiries@arch.utas.edu.au; T. 6324 4477

Photo of Vietnam Bamboo Study Group

Vietnam bamboo is a partnership between the University of Tasmania School of Architecture & Design (A&D), Cave Urban (Sydney architects and bamboo specialists), the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), and the Phu An Bamboo Museum and Conservation Village in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam.  The project involves collaboration with universities in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang, drawing on technical research into bamboo, and knowledge of local landscape architecture and bamboo design practices, both traditional and contemporary. 

In June 2017 a team of 13 undergraduate architecture and agriculture students and 3 staff travelled to Vietnam to explore the use of bamboo for water and soil remediation and to develop prototypes for bamboo for structures for cultural and agricultural community buildings. The visit involved workshops with bamboo researchers and traditional bamboo masters, and culminated with the construction of full scale prototypes for small scale bamboo buildings with a local farming community in Central Vietnam.

The team will share stories of the journey and discuss the next planned trips in January and June/July 2018.