• Barefoot School Of Craft
  • Barefoot School Of Craft
  • Barefoot School Of Craft
  • Barefoot School Of Craft
  • Barefoot School Of Craft

Barefoot School Of Craft

300 sqm

Goa

2018

The proposal aims to use Bamboo, one of the most important craft forms of Goa, to build a temporary pavilion that can serve as a workshop space for learning various craft forms of Goa.
We abstracted the form of tree’s complex configuration as a simple Euclidian and hyperbolic geometries, and built dendriform structure like a mushroom or umbrella shape by using bamboo.

The design is intended to create a singular fluid space for all the crafts without any barriers. The design and material enable a cool and pleasant climate all year round through natural ventilation and insulation. At the same time, the exposed bamboo structure is a feast to the eye and an exhibition of masterly handicraft.

Despite the application of several traditional construction methods, the aim is not to reproduce the vernacular, but to create sustainable architecture suited to the present. The design is a fusion of traditional craft and contemporary architecture. The extensive use of bamboo in the school infuses values into its curriculum and teach the underlying mechanism of the forgotten handicrafts of Goa on a hands-on approach, which students learn by doing.