Extraordinary Celebrations by Assouline

March 6, 2023

Interview with Elora Hardy, Design and Founder of IBUKU about Balinese a Day of Silence

Cove Pavilion

January 6, 2023

In 2022 we were commissioned to design a very special project located at Kura Kura Island called The Cove Pavilion.

In the palm of your hand — Behind the details

October 12, 2019

When we began building with bamboo the focus was on dynamic structural shells. As we started building homes we realized that the interior details needed to live up to the majesty of that conversation we had started. Those mundane things that usually disappear or camouflage in a conventional mixed-media house really stand out against bamboo, and can pull you out of the journey. We strive to make sure the details feel like part of our world.

The smallest cuts — Behind the simplicity

April 19, 2018

One of the special things about this clock is that we used the intact slices of tiny bamboo to form the circular elements of the numbers. For example, the six has a circle in it, so we find the smallest piece of bamboo and slice it across. The little curving arm is made of another cross section cut in half. Instead of chopping the bamboo up completely to bend it to our imaginations, we give it the chance to lead us along it’s path of least resistance, somewhere we wouldn’t have thought up on our own.

Architectural Digest Embraces Bamboo

May 25, 2017

It is an honor to have our beloved Ananda House make its debut in the esteemed Architectural Digest USA (May 2017) as a 10-page feature story. To share the story of our journey with David and then to hear how the home makes him and his family feel has been a dream for us.

Headed to the west coast of Africa — Spreading the magic dust of Bali

February 8, 2017

In February, we gathered at IBUKU’s temple to pray and ask for a blessing for a long journey ahead.

Bamboo is yoga in architecture — The Yoga Pavilion at Four Seasons

April 8, 2016

Set in a secluded valley at the Four Seasons in Sayan, the Dharma Shanti Yoga Pavilion feels at once soaring and grounded. The roof is a leaf that rests at the edge of the forest where the valley opens up to terraced rice fields and the river beyond.

The story behind our project names — Why did we name it Cacao House?

March 26, 2016

The names we give our houses come directly from the land and natural elements around the houses. One house was named for its view of little shrine, another for a moment every morning where the sun just pours into the space.