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A series of overlapping "petals" constructed from bamboo and clad in shiny copper shingles shelter Lumi Shala, a yoga and meditation space in Bali, Indonesia, by local studio IBUKU
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This school gymnasium in Bali is an ambitious demonstration of the structural use of bamboo, utilizing the material’s unique combination of strength and flexibility. Anticlastic shells span between 19m wide by 13m high arches, both of which contribute to the structural spanning. Due to the variable material properties of bamboo and the pioneering form, extensive testing was carried out to justify the design.
Ibuku Studio has designed Lumi Shala in Bali, Indonesia. Lumi Shala is the gathering, yoga, and meditation space at the Alchemy Yoga Center in Bali. Featuring natural materials with artisanal and innovative systems, its form promotes wellness. Encircled by earth-rendered walls that offer a buttress for yoga practices, it has a comforting sense of enclosure. "Five grid shell roof petals are arranged so that gradients of natural light wash across each convex interior, bringing the focus inward while illuminating a space that best helps us embody the yoga practice," said Ibuku Studio.
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