Architecture

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…

Minang House at Bambu Indah

Minang House at Bambu Indah

The Minang House reflects the exact proportions of a Sumatran clan house. Traditionally made out of rainforest timber, this Minang House, built for the Bambu Indah Hotel, was constructed entirely from black bamboo. It serves as a multi-purpose hall where guests enjoy special dinners, relaxed…

Mepantingan Auditorium at Green School

Mepantigan Auditorium at Green School

The Mepantigan Auditorium is a multipurpose event space at Green School. It is supported by two giant arches, that span across 15 meters. Inside it feels like being outside, but without the threat of inconvenient weather events. Location: Sibang Kaja, Bali Client: Green School Site…

Millennium Bridge at Green School

The Millennium Bridge is a testament to the strength of bamboo. It is the largest bamboo bridge in Asia, with a span of 23 meters and an impressive Minangkabau inspired roof. It stands as an outstanding example of what is possible when architects, engineers, designers,…