BAMBOO WORKSHOPETH ZURICH, PROFESSOR FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, ASST, PROF. DIRK E. HEBEL

As part of the design studio Village School Project Cambodia
Winter Semester 2015
Supervision: Chair of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel with Emmanuel Heringer, Andrea Klinge, Eike Roswag-Klinge

On a single day the seminar group's design ideas were prepared and presented; in the following week two selected bamboo objects were constructed which were characteristic of simply realisable bamboo construction techniques. The focus of the seminar was the communal experience of developing a design and then realising it under the supervision of experienced hand workers. The rapid construction time shows how much can be achieved with the hands without the utilisation of machine tools.

The Forest consisted of vertical bamboo poles which were split at one end and interwoven into a cloud. Between the single poles, horizontal bars were inserted to serve as sitting spaces - a poetic, lightly shaded space for relection.

The Shell consists of two contrastingly rotated hyperbolic paraboloids formed from straight bamboo poles resting on three supporting feet. The poles were connected at each knot with two pegs and lashed together.

The bamboo poles were provided by Bambuseto in Tuscany.

Photos
ETH Zurich and Jan Etter