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TCotA Forum - Cave Urban


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

26 Feb 2015 5:30 pm

End Date

26 Feb 2015 6:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre. Tasmanian College of the Arts. Hunter St, Hobart

Tasmanian College of the Arts Forum (Hunter Street) present


Cave UrbanWoven Sky, 2013-14 Woodford Folk Festival designed by Wang Wen-Chih in collaboration with Cave Urban.

Cave Urban is a research and design studio based in Sydney. Cave Urban's research folio, "Bamboo and Lightweight Structures' was the catalyst for a series of projects and collaborations in Australia and abroad. Working with multi-disciplinary students and the wider community, Cave Urban's projects look to incorporate vernacular materials and passive systems that use temporary architecture as a vehicle for experimentation.

Cave Urban Collaborators:

Jed Long studied Architecture at the University of New South Wales. Jed has developed his passion for sustainable design through a series of workshops and cross-cultural exchanges in Thailand, China, Japan and Portugal.

Juan Pablo Pinto is a Chilean architect and sculptor who has worked with large scale public sculpture,  encompassing a wide spectrum of materials; from the traditional - steel and bronze, to the ephemeral - bamboo, ice and snow.

Nici Long has been an architectural designer for 25 years and is the founder of Cave Urban. Key areas of interest include sustainable house design, renewable energy systems, resource recycling and the use of bamboo as a low-energy, renewable structural building material.


In this special TCotA Arts Forum Cave Urban will offer insights into their study, design and practical application of passive sustainable systems for living, with particular focus on bamboo construction and its relevance to contemporary design.