Sokasi Cooking School
Four Seasons Sayan
In collaboration with Four Seasons Sayan, we recently completed the Sokasi Cooking School on the bank of the Ayung River in Sayan, Bali, a sister structure to the Yoga Pavilion we created for them a few years ago.
Bamboo is such a natural fit for a Balinese cooking school as Balinese people have a long tradition of using bamboo utensils and bamboo (sate sticks, rice steamers, in the ovens) in the cooking process.
“For Sokasi we put the spotlight onto ‘bambu tali’ (gigantochloa apus) as the structural material because this species of bamboo is constantly used in daily life and crucial to every Balinese ceremony or event—used for shade structures, as a rope material, to create satay sticks and rice baskets. I would describe this building as the harmony of two elements: sustainable architecture and Balinese culinary wisdom.”