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Bamboo workshop at IBUKU

Why Bamboo?

IBUKU uses bamboo because of its strength, beauty, and flexibility, and also because with its 4-year growth cycle and carbon sequestration capacity it is the most environmentally conscientious building material conceivable. In a world of retro-fitting or re-designing traditional items and materials to be slightly less…

Inhabitat

Designed by IBUKU, the Green Village is a neighbourhood of beautiful bamboo houses in Bali. Built in much the same way as the nearby Green School, the unique homes are constructed around radial clusters of bamboo columns to which bamboo tile and a thatched canopy…

Vogue USA

If you build it—former textile designer, Elora Hardy sets her sights on eco-friendly bamboo structures built by local artisans in Bali.

Jakarta Globe

Strong, light and cheaper than steel poles, bamboo is ubiquitous across Asia as scaffolding. So much so that in recognition of the material’s versability, the Indonesian island of Bali has made an emblem of sustainable construction, replacing buildings of concrete and steel with far greener…

Palace

Green Village houses are constructed of a type of grass: bamboo, a remarkably renewable resource.

Swiss

Living in nature is living in style. Doing so can be easy if the IBUKU international design team in Bali has the lead.

BBC News

Bamboo is being hailed as a new super material, with uses ranging from textiles to construction. It also has the potential to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, the biggest greenhouse gas, and provide some of the world’s poorest people with cash.

Indesign Live Asia

Best known for the creation of award-winning, eco-friendly bamboo buildings in Bali, Indonesia, IBUKU is a design team whose mission is an authentic relationship with nature. Its creative director Elora Hardy sheds light on her material of choice.

The Yak

Spiral swerves and sweeping curves, multi-storey mandalas, helix-bound holdups…these are terms you might expect to be used describing a Maurits Escher piece until, that is, you visit Elora Hardy’s Green Village project near Mambal.

IOL Travel

Off Bali’s beaten track, past a towering banyan tree and next to an ancient Hindu temple, the world’s largest bamboo commercial structure is taking shape: a chocolate factory.

Inhabitat

If you were enchanted by this amazing Green School we recently wrote about in Bali but found that you were too old to take part in their innovative program, here’s your chance to have a similarly-built bamboo home nearby. Designed and built by IBUKU, the…

International Herald Tribune

With Effan Adhiwira, a 28-year-old Indonesian who is senior architect and also oversees construction at Green School, the IBUKU team is creating a collection of structures that look more like treehouses and pirate ships than luxury villas.