Architecture

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…

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…

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:…

Mark’s Bale

A client fell in love with the idea of taking a piece of Bali back to his home in Los Angeles, so we created this beautiful bale for him which now overlooks the hills of L.A.

Palm House at Green Village

Palm Villa at Green Village

Palm Villa was the first Green Village home to be constructed. It set the standard for future Green Village homes. The structure is complete with all the amenities of modern living, but designed in a new way. The living space is open and connects you…

Temple View House at Green Village

Sweet and simple, with three levels cascading down the slope toward the river. Equipped with a large master bedroom, two guest rooms, and an open living dining area.  Enter via the top level through a round door framed by two cocoon shaped bamboo baskets. Location: Sibang…

Minang Guesthouse at Green Village

Minang Guest House at Green Village

The guest house of the Garden House, the Minang structure follows a similar architectural vocabulary. It has an elegant Minangkabau roof with an open air bedroom. The pool is jumping distance from the bed. Location: Sibang Gede, Bali Client: Individual Site Area: 30  sqm

Sunrise House at Green Village

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,…

River House at Green Village

River House at Green Village

River House was designed for a family of four. There are five levels if you include the crow’s nest office that perches over the living room with a view of the front door. The lower level leads you past a bamboo ‘flying pool’ and into…

Garden House at Green Village

Garden House at Green Village

Garden House is set in a coconut grove. It has two bedrooms and an open air living room and kitchen area protected from the elements under a peaked roof yet open to the surrounding permaculture garden beds. Location: Sibang Gede, Bali Client: Individual Site Area:…

Villa Kelapa at Green Village

Villa Kelapa at Green Village

Inspired by Sumatran Minangkabau architecture, Villa Kelapa is sheltered by two horn shaped roofs, one stacked on over the other. This building is larger and longer than most Green Village homes. It has fully air conditioned rooms, including a master bedroom, a guest room, and…

Tower House at Green Village

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 levels of the house. The master bedroom at the top provides excellent views of the volcano on a clear…

Turtle Classroom at Green School

Turtle Classroom at Green School

The Turtle Classroom is a favorite at Green School. Due to its popularity it has been replicated twice since it was first constructed. Its elliptical structure and four cubby areas make it a dynamic space that feels expansive, yet comforting. This creative learning space can…

Kindergarten Classroom at Green School

Kindergarten Classroom at Green School

This building is a childhood fantasy of what a classroom should look like. It is supported by a central bamboo basket-like column with a skylight in the center. The building has no walls and the ‘door’ is a bamboo arch that acts as a threshold…

Heart of School at Green School Bali

Heart of School at Green School

When the Green School master plan was created the main building was titled: “central administration building.” This transformed into Heart of School. The roof is shaped in the form of three nautili spiraling into one another. It is supported by three giant bamboo towers. The building has…

Aldo’s Kitchen

Aldo’s kitchen is a living legacy of the brilliance of the late Aldo Landwher. This structure was one of the earliest expressions of some of the key architecture concepts currently used by IBUKU. It was a prelude to Green School’s Heart of School, which is…

Dapoer at Bambu Indah

Dapoer at Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah, a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud was created by John and Cynthia Hardy. Aligned with their sustainable philosophy, organic food gardens surround the antique wood Javanese bridal homes that are the rooms. In 2013, IBUKU expanded Bambu Indah with a dramatic open-kitchen, called…

Gianyar Garage

The Gianyar Garage is characterized by its bold geometry. The lower level serves as a car park with a small enclosed office to one side. Above is one residence for a grounds keeper. Location: Gianyar, Bali Client: Private Floor Area: 120 sqm

Pemulung Housing Project

Danone, the international food product company, commissioned the Pemulung House as a CSR project to create healthy, well organized housing compounds for garbage collectors in Bali. The houses are created as modules with main living spaces on the first floor and a mezzanine sleeping area…

Sumba House at Bambu Indah

Sumba House at Bambu Indah

A few years ago, on one of  John Hardy’s regular trips to Sumba, he fell in love with the traditional Sumba houses. He and his daughter, Elora, decided to replicate one using bamboo in Bali in the grounds of Bambu Indah, his hotel in Ubud. The…

IBUKU yurt pavilion

Yurt at Green Village

This structure is a creative interpretation of the traditional mongolian yurt. It follows the same engineering principles but is re-imagined in Bamboo for a tropical environment. It has a raised floor, open basket-like walls and a tall bamboo roof. A perfect guest house, a private…

Star Lodge at Green Camp

Star Lodge at Green Camp

The Star Dorm was built for Green Camp, which offers short-term residential programs on the Green School campus. Our architecture team started the design process thinking about dorms the way most do, as a rectangle. Their goal was to maximize the number of beds at…