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Mae Cheam Bamboo Design Charrette

The Mae Chaem Bamboo Design Charrette is an open event aim at design and architecture related practitioners and students who are interested to experience at first hand working and building with bamboo, whilst at the same time enhancing their knowledge of bamboo construction skills through working with experts.

The program includes 2 initial days in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai where we will visit case-studies of contemporary bamboo architecture and meet the designers behind their creations, as well as attending bamboo design talks hosted by Weave Artisan Society given by a renowned local bamboo designer.

During the following 5 days, participants will have the opportunity to live along side and work hand-in-hand with local craftsmen and artisans in Mae Chaem, a 2 hours trip south of Chiang Mai under the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon.

For the Design Charrette, we aim to integrate digital design together with hand-crafting techniques. We will be working in groups to develop 3 architectural concepts to showcase innovative ways of working and building with bamboo. On the final day, we will present the results to the local community and subsequently the outcomes will be exhibited in Weave Artisan Society in Chiang Mai.

Application Procedure*:

If you’re interested to join this Bamboo Design Charrette, please submit an application (with your background and profession) to:

*This workshop has a limited place for 30 participants.

Cost of workshop: 200 USD (bank transfer or payable when arrival in Chiang Mai)

Cost include:

-2 nights accommodation in Chiang Mai;

- 4 nights accommodation in Mae Cheam

- Breakfast, lunch & dinner in Mae Cheam;

- Return transport from Chiang Mai to Mae Cheam;

**Please note: Insurance and flight to and from Chiang Mai is not included in the workshop cost.

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