Elora is the Founder and Creative Director of IBUKU. Raised on the beautiful island of Bali, Elora was inspired by the highly skilled local craftsmen as well as her parents’ talented jewelry designs. She spent 14 years of her young adult life in the United States, where she received a degree in fine arts and went on to New York City to design prints for Donna Karan that would walk the world’s runways. In 2010, Elora left her successful career in the fashion world to carry on the incredible work of the design-build team that created the world-renowned Green School in Bali, founded by her father John Hardy. She reconnected with the culture and landscape that she loves and today continues to cultivate Balinese artisans alongside innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global center for sustainable design and bringing those designs to the rest of the world.
ARCHITECT & DESIGN TEAM
Ewe Jin Low
Lead Architect since January 2015, Ewe Jin is proud to join such a unique organization filled with people who have passion and a heart for bamboo and for green and earth saving measures.
I Gede Eka Wiradana
Eka is an IBUKU Architect with a deep appreciation for unique approaches and techniques within the design process. Eka has found great satisfaction in being challenged during the Ibuku design process, moving away from the computer programs of his training and more into the on-site, hands-on techniques favored by Ibuku.
I Gusti Ngurah Ketut Putra Wiarsa
Putra is one of IBUKU’s Architects and bamboo model specialists and has been with IBUKU since 2007. For Putra, working with a company that is developing bamboo as a sustainable material and that gives the opportunity for architects to exercise creativity while designing bamboo buildings is inspiring. The results are beautiful, unique, powerful and extremely dynamic structures. Putra recalls seeing the bamboo bridge at Green School and realizing with great excitement that with bamboo we can create beautiful, strong and functional structures.
An Architect with IBUKU since 2008, Defit appreciates the exciting and dynamic environment of working at IBUKU and being able to fully explore and develop his personal green and sustainable design approach.
Iryono joined IBUKU in 2013 and is proud of the unique work and products he has helped create and is grateful for the opportunity to produce such unusual designs as an Architect with the company.
Agung Budi Rahrasa
A Senior Architect with IBUKU, Agung Budi has been able to fulfill desire to master bamboo construction, furniture design, and interior design, in the process of being part of creating residences, villas, restaurants, school buildings, and public facilities. He believes that working at IBUKU has opened his mind about sustainable materials and thinking ‘green’ to save the earth from global warming. His is proud to be able to work with the team help open minds to bamboo’s potential of being a strong, green, eco-friendly, natural, and, of course, sustainable material.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURE TEAM
Indriana Sukma Hayuningtyas
Tyas is our Interior Design & Furniture Team Leader since 2013 and is proud to be bringing Indonesia’s name to the world with our unique bamboo building and furniture. She has a special respect and appreciation for the IBUKU craftmen, especially when they create an entire piece of furniture just from a rough sketch!
R. A. Putri Wiwoho, ST
Putri has been with IBUKU since 2011 as Interior Designer and Furniture Leader. For her IBUKU is about bringing to life something that has been long considered difficult, even impossible, and Indonesians are doing it all. Like many Indonesians, Putri has been familiar with bamboo since she was a child, growing up in a village surrounded by bamboo groves. Indonesia’s history is written in bamboo, from the bamboo tools of war during the independence movement, to 80% of Indonesia’s traditional houses. But it wasn’t until she joined IBUKU that she realized bamboo could also be artwork with a high value.
Scott joined the IBUKU team as a Landscape Architect in 2013. Unique and interesting work, great open-minded clients, and a great team of people with diverse skills are what he most appreciates about his work. Scott loves working with the models and the fact the contractors use a model rather than drawing.
The Garden Team
The Garden team is a division of the IBUKU design team. It is led by Orin Hardy, Elora’s brother. He works closely with his core team: Scott Godfredson , a landscape architect and founder of Exos, an international permaculture design consultancy; Yohanes Wiryawan, a young architect from Java; and Made Gojing, an avid gardener from the Sibang Community. IBUKU Gardens focuses on creating ecological landscapes following the principles and ethics of permaculture. Our primary vision is to produce edible gardens that connect people to the land.