Sharma Springs Residence

The crowning glory of all residential buildings designed by IBUKU. Sharma Springs is the tallest bamboo structure built in Bali. The main building has six levels, four bedrooms, a spacious living room with an excellent view, and a 15 meter long tunnel entrance. The structure is supported by a central tower, which holds a smaller inner tower. The inner tower is the secret to its majestic height. The design was inspired by the petals of the lotus flower. Each room has a different theme based on the desires of the client. The property also includes: an entry building, a guest house, a storage cave, a riverside yoga pavilion, an outdoor spa and a poolside barbecue all surrounded by beautiful permaculture gardens. The entire property was designed and constructed by IBUKU.

Location: Sibang Gede, Bali
Client: Individual
Site Area: 2602 sqm
Floor Area: 750 sqm
Construction: 12 months from December 2011- December 2012
Completion Date: December 2012

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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 you directly to the open air living, dining, and kitchen spaces on the 4th level. The staircases circle around the central tower to the levels below: kids play room, as well as four bedrooms and a library that each enclose for air-conditioning with full length spinning glass windows. The 6th-floor lookout has sunset views over the Ayung river valley and Green Village. Master metal smiths custom-built the shower stalls, stone carvers from Java carved boulders into counter slabs. Our team also custom designed each item of the furniture for this house. The gardens are also by IBUKU, based on permaculture design principles.