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.
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.
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.
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…
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.