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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…

Bambu Indah Moon House, photo by Stephen Johnson

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.   Visit us To visit us in Bali, take a half day tour to Green School, Green Village and the IBUKU workshop to see…

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,…

Sumba Hospitality Foundation School

Designing a school in Sumba

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…

BO Magazine

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

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…