Why Bamboo?

Bamboo as a constructive or decorative element, coating, facade, or roof has proven its superiority over materials such as plastic and steel. 

While it is true that research on this material has advanced significantly in recent years, we know that there is still much to learn. Join us on this journey of learning with Ar Neelam Manjunath, Founder Mansaram.

Details of the Lectures

  • Applications

    Learn how to appropriate Bamboo for constructive application.

  • Design Approach

    Join Ar Neelam Manjunath as she shares her Practical Insights.

  • Build

    Gain practical experience through the hands-on workshop

About the Speaker

Neelam Manjunath

CEO, Founder and Managing Trustee, CGBMT, Bangalore

Ar. Neelam Manjunath is an architect, planner, scientist, activist and theoretician, with two graduate degrees, in Science from REI Degree College, Dayalbagh, Agra and in Architecture, from Govt. College of Architecture, Lucknow in 1987. Her education, however, is much wider and includes training in several skills related to sustainable architecture, Media Architecture and Charrettee Training from Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, as well as a PG Diploma in Theology from Dayalbagh University, Agra. She is a practicing architect since 1991, currently based in Bangalore. Her architecture is distinguished for the use of low energy materials and technologies with special emphasis on Bamboo.

Join this workshop

If you agree to any or all of these statements.

  • You have seen Ar. Neelam Manjunath's practice and would love to be trained by her.

  • You Intend to use Bamboo in your design but need some clarity and direction.

  • You wish to see practical applications, strength and limitation of Bamboo.

  • You are a faculty and would like to improve your understanding of building materials to guide your students.

ONLINE Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • Welcome to Designing with Bamboo

  • 2

    Module 1- Bamboo: Species, Selection and Grading, Treatment, Joinery

    • Lecture 1: Introduction to Bamboo

    • PDF: Lecture 1

    • Lecture 2: Properties of Bamboo

    • PDF: Lecture 2

    • Lecture 3: Bamboo Grading and Selection

    • PDF: Lecture 3

    • Lecture 4: Preservation and Treatment Methods

    • PDF: Lecture 4

    • Lecture 5: Finishing and Maintenance of Bamboo Buildings

    • PDF: Lecture 5

  • 3

    Module 2- Design opportunities with Bamboo

    • Lecture 1: Taking Tradition Forward

    • PDF: Lecture 1

    • PDF: Lecture 2

    • Lecture 3: Our Architecture in Bamboo- A Systemic Approach

    • PDF: Lecture 3

    • Lecture 4: Projects I

    • PDF: Lecture 4

    • Lecture 5 : Projects II

    • PDF: Lecture 5

    • Lecture 6: Projects III

    • PDF: Lecture 6

  • 4

    Q & A

    • Q&A with Neelam Manjunath

Hands-on training

at CGBMT, Bangalore

  • Dates and Duration

    May 25-29, 2020

  • Time of Workshop

    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Content

    Build structures and Installations

About the workshop and Training Schedule

About CGBMT: Centre for Green Building Material Technology (CGBMT) was established in 2004 for bringing sustainable building technologies into the mainstream building sector. They work as consultants for sustainable solutions in the construction industry, furniture, handicrafts and collaborate with academic institutions for resource curriculum development. This workshop will cover selection, grading, treatment, joinery and other related techniques and construct on a live site. They will provide interaction with pioneering scientists, designers and architects of the Bamboo industry in the due course of the workshop.

  • May 25: Demo on Bamboo selection, Grading, Treatment, Processing and Joinery Design studio with model making and prototyping.

  • May 26 : Institution visit - Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute, Bangalore Institution visit – Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore

  • May 27-29: Hands-on work - building with bamboo Reviews and demos.