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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:…

Ananda House in AD

Architectural Digest Embraces Bamboo

It is an honor to have our beloved Ananda House make its debut in the esteemed Architectural Digest USA (May 2017) as a 10-page feature story. To share the story of our journey with David and then to hear how the home makes him and…

Concept for a Surf Destination, Sumbawa

We collaborated with a US architect on this resort designed to be a destination for the more senior surfers and their families in tow on holiday. A hollistic experience of surfing in Sumbawa beach with meditation and yoga/ chigong exercise.

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…

Concept for an Eco Resort, Sumba

This resort combines Sumba traditional cultural experience with a sustainable eco living approach. The development has been masterplanned to be built in phases and is a combination of local inspired designed buildings and eco friendly methods of operating.

The world that evolved inside of IBUKU’s homes

We have been designing furniture for each of our homes and structures for as long as we have been building them, striving to express bamboo’s strength, celebrate its uniqueness, and to complete the feeling our homes give, of being both inspired and at ease.  …

Bambu Indah by IBUKU in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest USA

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…

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…

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:…

Architectural Digest Online

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…

Moon House at Bambu Indah

Moon house is a house for those wanting to have a direct experience with nature. A crescent-shaped house with a view of the Ayung river and fresh nature. Surrounded by the sound of running water feeding the natural swimming pond and delicious organic permaculture gardens…

Experience Our World

If you’d like to start the conversation about involving us in your next project (design, construction, furniture) please email us at sales@ibuku.com.   To visit us in Bali, take a half day tour to Green School, Green Village and the IBUKU workshop to see how bamboo…

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…

Putri IBUKU Furniture Designer

Meet Our Team: Putri, Furniture Designer

We asked Putri what bamboo means to her: “Bamboo has many families, ordo, genus and each of them has different characteristics. When we split the pole we can get amazing and beautiful details. We can make anything we dream of from bamboo because of its…

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…

WIRED

For WIRED’s Design Issue, we celebrate the creatives – from architects to user experience masters, fashion designers to rocket scientists – shaping the world right now.

Creating a riverside spa in Bali

“​It meant a lot to me to​ have the chance to​ design on ​the Ayung River. I ​grew up on its banks and always ​found a sense of ​magic there. This site was set between the river’s edge and five meter cliff with water pouring…

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…

Tower House at Green Village

The Tower House is supported by multiple bamboo poles fastened together to form a basket like central column. This travels from the building’s foundation, up through the four stories of the house. The master bedroom at the top provides excellent views of the volcano on…

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…

Sunrise House at Green Village

Sunrise House, designed in the shape of a leaf and facing east, was the second residential building to be constructed at Green Village. The building has four levels staggered down a slope. It contains a master bedroom, two guest rooms, an open plan kitchen, dining,…