IBUKU in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Ananda House, designed by IBUKU for the Hornblow family, was featured in the May 2017 edition of Architectural Digest. “Building this home has been a cultural and creative journey,” says David, who fostered close ties with the local craftsmen who worked on the house. He…

Bambu Indah by IBUKU in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

The new rooms at Bambu Indah designed by IBUKU were featured by Architectural Digest. The Moon and Copper houses, the newest structures on the compound, were conceived by Hardy and his daughter Elora, the creative director of Ibuku, a local architecture and design firm known…

Ananda House in Architectural Digest

IBUKU in Architectural Digest

Ananda House, created by IBUKU for the Hornblow family is in the May 2017 edition of Architectural Digest. Read more on the AD website. “It’s really important to me that we move beyond the bamboo-hut idea,” explains Elora, the creative director, emphasizing Ibuku’s integration of…

Sumba Hospitality Foundation School

Sumba Hospitality Foundation School

In 2015 we were commissioned to design a very special project located in Sumba in eastern Indonesia. Sumba is one of the most disadvantaged places in Indonesia. Inge from the Sumba Hospitality Foundation came to us with her vision for a way to help the…

Financial Times

“It’s five times the tensile strength of steel,” according to John Hardy, the sarong-clad Canadian jeweller turned bamboo evangelist, who would extol the virtues of this tropical grass to anyone like me who joined him on early morning walks from his sprawling compound along the…


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Elegance within nature

At IBUKU we believe in a hopeful, inspirational world where innovating with natural materials connects people with nature. We see a chance to design spaces that give people the experience of wonder. By pioneering with bamboo we embrace the vision of our talented craftsmen and…

Sharma Springs Residence

Sharma Springs Residence

The crowning glory of all residential buildings designed by IBUKU. Sharma Springs is the tallest bamboo structure built in Bali. The main building has six levels, four bedrooms, a spacious living room with an excellent view, and a 15 meter long tunnel entrance. The structure…

Pondok Pavilion by IBUKU

Pondok at Green Village

The Pondok structure was designed as a one bedroom studio-style pavilion with a light filled tunnel connecting the bedroom to the enclosed bathroom. Featuring the classic IBUKU oval doors, slices of bamboo and paper walls, and bespoke IBUKU furniture. Location: Sibang Gede, Bali Client: Individual Site…

TRi Restaurant in Hong Kong

TRi Restaurant

TRi Restaurant in Hong Kong captures the pure essence of Bali in a unique dining experience focused on Balinese flavors. TRi has been brought to life by the Le Comptoir team with interior design by IBUKU. Location: The Pulse Shopping Mall, Repulse Bay, Hongkong Client: Le…

Leaf House at Green Village

Leaf House at Green Village

Leaf House is a private home located in Green Village Bali. Location: Sibang Gede, Bali Client: Individual Site Area: 1387 sqm Floor Area: 272 sqm Build Time: 10 Months Completion: December 2014

Ananda House at Green Village

Ananda House at Green Village

Ananda House was featured in the May 2017 edition of Architectural Digest. Built for David Hornblow and his family, Ananda House consists of three delicate multi-level structures, perched like birds on the terraced slope. Elegant structural fan-beams extend up to four levels and curving leaf- shaped roofs sweep…

Fours Seasons Yoga Pavilion by IBUKU

Yoga Pavilion at Four Seasons

The yoga pavilion was a bespoke design, conceived specifically for the location, for the purpose. Preliminary design work was done on the site: sketching, measuring the sun path, and imagining the experience of the space at various times of day. The design team even took…

Spa at Permata Ayung

Spa at Permata Ayung Estate

An all-bamboo riverside spa built on land that harnesses a range of energies, from the constant flow of the river to the energy of the property itself. Location: Bongkasa, Bali Client: Individual Site Area: 875 sqm Floor Area: 120 sqm Build Time: 5 Months Completion:…

Cacao House at Green Village

Cacao House at Green Village

Cacao House is an elegant three story home at Green Village, built within a wild cacao grove. Permaculture gardens surround the house and embrace the private pool and guest house. Location: Sibang Gede, Bali Client: Individual Site Area: 1210 sqm Main Building Floor Area: 304,4…

BO Magazine

Op Bali neemt het verbluffende Sharma Springs van designcollectief IBUKU een loopje met zowat alles waar onze hedendaagse Westerse architectuur voor staat.

IBUKU on Cover Clad Mag

Clad Mag

When Elora Hardy was a little girl growing up in Bali, her mother asked her to draw a picture of her dream home. She drew a fairy mushroom house. But rather than simply putting the drawing on the wall, her mother went a step further:…

Luxury Magazine

The Balinese have practiced low-tech sustainability for centuries by building with bamboo. “Dendrocalamus asper grows plentiful thorough the river valleys and mountainsides of Indonesian Archipelago and beyond,” says architect Elora Hardy, IBUKU’s founder.

National Geographic

How do you build a future out of grass? On the Indonesian island of Bali, one organization has set out to do just that. IBUKU, an architecture and furniture design firm based outside of Denpasar, Bali’s capital, is using Dendrocalamus asper bamboo—or petung in Balinese—to…

The IBUKU design process

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IBUKU offers design and construction services for individuals and companies in Indonesia and overseas. If you are interested in building a house, please explore our process here. If you are interested in developing a commercial property, please take a look at our services here. IBUKU’s design style…

Our Process

HARVEST Our bamboo is carefully selected from the river valleys and mountains of the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia. We harvest from clumps that, once established, grow a new generation of shoots each year. It takes just a few months for a new…