“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…

New York Times

While bamboo is gaining popularity as a sustainable material, it still doesn’t have the status of hardwoods like walnut or oak. But Elora Hardy can envision a day when it will.

Daily Mail

It is five-star living with vast spiral staircases, bridges and stunning sloping roofs. But this village of 18 homes provides luxury without the guilt, as the properties are all crafted from sustainably-sourced bamboo.


Hidden treasure—tucked away in the depths of Bali’s lush jungle lies one of the island’s most remarkable settlements—the Green Village.

New York Global Design

Walking into a West Village café, Elora Hardy looks like an intern just out of college. For a moment, it’s hard to imagine that, back home in Bali, she was responsible for building Sharma Springs, a house that looks like something King Ludwig II might…

Architectural Digest

The Indonesian island of Bali is often thought of as the quintessential tropical paradise. For Elora Hardy, it is also a place whose vernacular craft traditions and natural resources have inspired a model for a remarkably eco-friendly form of architecture.

Jakarta Post

Bamboo on the rise in Bali—it is an amazing and magical place in Sibang, a sustainably built village that redefines the concepts and parameters of bamboo.


It is a pleasure to introduce you to Elora Hardy, CEO and lead designer at IBUKU/PT Bamboo which is responsible for some of the most spectacular bamboo architecture ever created on this planet.