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Ananda House in Architectural Digest

IBUKU in Architectural Digest

Ananda House, created by IBUKU for the Hornblow family is in the May 2017 edition of Architectural Digest. Read more on the AD website. “It’s really important to me that we move beyond the bamboo-hut idea,” explains Elora, the creative director, emphasizing Ibuku’s integration of…

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. By pioneering with bamboo we embrace the vision of our talented craftsmen and…

Sharma Springs Residence

Sharma Springs Residence

The crowning glory of all residential buildings designed by IBUKU. Sharma Springs is the tallest bamboo structure built in Bali. The main building has six levels, four bedrooms, a spacious living room with an excellent view, and a 15 meter long tunnel entrance. The structure…

TRi Restaurant in Hong Kong

TRi Restaurant

TRi Restaurant in Hong Kong captures the pure essence of Bali in a unique dining experience focused on Balinese flavors. TRi has been brought to life by the Le Comptoir team with interior design by IBUKU. Location: The Pulse Shopping Mall, Repulse Bay, Hongkong Client: Le…

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:…

Cacao House at Green Village

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…

The IBUKU design process

Become our client

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…

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…

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…

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…

Green Village

Green Village is a community of private homes on the Ayung River valley in Bali. Developed as an extension of the Green School community, it is a short walk from the Green School campus. Each of the twelve existing homes are unique and were custom designed…

Green Village

Experience Our World

If you’d like to start the conversation about involving us in your 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 how bamboo…