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Introduction to Mud and Bamboo Architecture

A two days' workshop was conducted on "Mud and Bamboo Architecture" by Ar. Revathi Kamath, as a prelude event to the 11th GRIHA summit. The workshop aimed at providing participants with the knowledge needed to evoke their sensibility towards benefits of using these materials in architecture and techniques for sustainable integrated development.

The workshop commenced with a presentation by Ar. Revathi Kamath explaining some important facts and properties of mud and bamboo as a sustainable building material. Ar. Kamath also showcased specific case studies of her projects and shared her experience in working with these materials. The students were inspired by the innovative and in-depth design of her projects which embodied the ecological principles of recycling, flexibility, diversity and as a consequence of all those – sustainability".

The presentation was followed by a one and a half days hands-on workshop where the participants were given the opportunity to learn how to construct a dome, arches, roof and walling structure using bamboo and mud. During the hands-on also explained how traditional architectural methods can be incorporated into contemporary context. The participants also made to learned the methodology of soil testing and making mud bricks.

The workshop was attended by 35 participants comprising of architects, consultants, academicians, and others. The workshop was highly informative and very well received and appreciated by the participants.

Date: 23rd to 24th November, 2019 | Time: 10:00 am to 17:00 pm
Venue: Retreat, TERI Gram, Gurgaon - Faridabad Road, Opposite Pathways School, Gwal Pahari, Gurugram - 122 102 Haryana, India
Trainer: Ar. Revathi Kamath, Principal Architect, Kamath Design Studio

Day 1 - 23rd November, 2019
10:30 – 10:30 hrs Registration with Tea/Coffee
10:30 – 12:00 hrs Introduction and case studies of projects by Ar. Revathi Kamath
12:00 – 13:00 hrs Interactive session
13:15 – 14:00 hrs Lunch
14:00– 16:45 hrs Hands –on training on mud architecture
16:45 – 17:00 hrs Closing remarks for the day and Tea/ Coffee
End of Day 1
Day 2
10:30 – 10:30 hrs Tea/Coffee
10:30 – 13:00 hrs Hands –on training on bamboo architecture
13:00 – 14:00 hrs Lunch
14:00– 16:00 hrs Integration of mud and bamboo architecture
16:00 – 16:30 hrs Q & A
16:30 - 16:45 hrs Feedback & Felicitation
17:00 onward Tea & Coffee
End of Day 2
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