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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.

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Elora Hardy at TED

You’ve never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every…

Arch Daily

From the architect. Sharma Springs was designed for the Sharma family as a jungle fantasy escape. It is a 6-level, 4-bedroom 750sqm home overlooking the Ayung river valley, built almost entirely of bamboo. The entry to the house is via a dramatic tunnel-bridge that brings…

Ideas TED

Plunge into the deep Balinese jungle and you might suddenly find a bamboo building soaring above you. Made from the frankly unlikely building material, the ethereal structures are the brainchildren of designer Elora Hardy and her team at Ibuku.

Next Shark

Elora Hardy is the daughter of John Hardy, a successful jewelry designer from Canada. She was raised in Bali, Indonesia and spent 14 years of her life growing up in the United States. After receiving a degree in fine arts, she went to New York…


Elora Hardy and her team of designers, artisans, and builders at IBUKU are reimagining sustainable building, using one of nature’s strongest and most versatile materials.


The building was designed by Ibuku, a firm specializing in working with bamboo, and the structure uses only local product. Architect Eka Wiradana said, “Bamboo is yoga in architecture. As a material, it has a flexibility that mirrors the practice of yoga, and a beauty…


You’ve never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic.

The Kul Kul Farm

The Kul Kul Farm is an educational ecotourism enterprise located within 2 minutes of the Green School Campus. The farm is 81 ara (or about 2 acres) in total, located on the Agung river just upstream from Green Village. The farm is using permaculture practices…