Arch Daily

From the architect. Sharma Springs was designed for the Sharma family as a jungle fantasy escape. It is a 6-level, 4-bedroom 750sqm home overlooking the Ayung river valley, built almost entirely of bamboo. The entry to the house is via a dramatic tunnel-bridge that brings…

Ideas TED

Plunge into the deep Balinese jungle and you might suddenly find a bamboo building soaring above you. Made from the frankly unlikely building material, the ethereal structures are the brainchildren of designer Elora Hardy and her team at Ibuku.

Next Shark

Elora Hardy is the daughter of John Hardy, a successful jewelry designer from Canada. She was raised in Bali, Indonesia and spent 14 years of her life growing up in the United States. After receiving a degree in fine arts, she went to New York…


Elora Hardy and her team of designers, artisans, and builders at IBUKU are reimagining sustainable building, using one of nature’s strongest and most versatile materials.


The building was designed by Ibuku, a firm specializing in working with bamboo, and the structure uses only local product. Architect Eka Wiradana said, “Bamboo is yoga in architecture. As a material, it has a flexibility that mirrors the practice of yoga, and a beauty…


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.


The Indonesian firm IBUKU makes extravagant Avatar-like takes on tree houses out of cheap and plentiful bamboo. Not just any houses either, deluxe six story mansions perfect for a relaxing, sustainable vacation.


“There was a time when you could not be poor enough, or rural enough, to want to live in a bamboo house,” says IBUKU’s founder Elora Hardy.

CBC News

Imagine living in a luxurious home where everything from the walls to the stairs and furniture is made entirely of bamboo — in Vancouver.

The Globe and Mail

In architecture and design, tremendous solutions for the future can be found in history and the project’s specific place – in other words, what’s already there. That’s one of the compelling themes that emerged from this year’s TED Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference in Vancouver…


Die Designerin Elora Hardy wuchs auf Bali auf. Nach einer Fashion-Karriere in New York kehrte sie auf die Insel im indischen Ozean zurück, um dort Häuser aus Bambus zu bauen. Eine Entscheidung, die der Umwelt gut tut – und Elora Manuel Gomes da Costa Auswandern,…

Food & Wine

A luxurious Indonesian eco-resort with new cooking classes is a beautiful experiment in sustainability, plus 4 more incredible places to rejuvenate on the breathtaking island of Bali.

Heart Media Singapore

As a leading hub for designers worldwide, Bali is the testing ground for the next big trend and the lab for the next big brand. Dewald Haynes explores the fields for what is to come.

Maxima Magazine Portugal

Maxima Portugal

Tudo é composto de mudança. Mas entre as novidades que o tempo traz, há as que vão à raiz dos problemas e os transformam. E mudam. Elora Hardy é exemplo disso. Deixou um futuro promissor em Nova Iorque para fundar, em Bali, a Ibuku, um…

Coastal Living

These open-air homes along the Ayung River in Bali look as though they sprouted organically from the earth. And that’s precisely the point: The structures are handmade primarily from bamboo. “It’s an incredibly sustainable building material, and it’s as strong as steel by weight,” says…


We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, IBUKU’s incredible bent-bamboo buildings take the cake.

Architectural Digest Russia

Элора Харди знакома с традиционной индонезийской архитектурой не понаслышке. Дочь знаменитого ювелира Джона Харди, переехавшего на Бали в 1970-е годы, она родилась и выросла на острове.

Ubud Now & Then

From the outside, Sharma Springs is unassuming – when you come into the driveway it doesn’t announce itself with great pomp. In fact from the street it just looks like a slightly better off village home. It’s smart that the entrance is so discreet.

CBS Sunday Morning

On the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, there are homes tucked into the jungle that look like something out of a fairytale. They’re designed to have soaring roof lines, few walls or windows – and nearly everything is fashioned from bamboo. Seth Doane reports.

John Hardy at TEDGlobal 2010

Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world’s largest freestanding bamboo building.

Elora’s INK Talk

Elora Hardy had it all as a designer working for Donna Karan in New York, with her prints walking the world’s runways. She left it all to return to Bali and build a sustainable construction company. Hardy builds visually stunning homes out of bamboo, fantasy…