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Bali, Indonesia – PT Bambu
Built area: 18,700 m2 (201,285 sq. ft)
Year built: 2010
Photography: Courtesy of Bambu Indah Collection
The infinite joy of bamboo
Some time back we showed you the magnificent Green School of Bali. Using totally sustainable materials and practices, Elora Hardy and her team built, what must surely be, every child’s fantasy of a school. If you missed that post, you can still see it here (Green School).
Bali born Hardy has now turned her attention toward The Green Village. As CEO and lead designer for the Bali-based bamboo design and construction company, Ibuku, the material of choice is, of course, bamboo… “Even sustainable timber can’t begin to compare with bamboo as a conscientious building material. With very few resources or attention a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years, and that house could stand strong for a lifetime.”
“We are committed to changing people’s perspective on the infinite potential of bamboo,” she says. “Creating spaces where people can feel connected to nature without disrupting it is a thrilling design challenge for me.”
The Green Village community is located twenty-five minutes to Bali’s cultural centre of Ubud, 35 minutes to Bali’s surfing beaches and within walking distance to the Green School campus – currently home to 280 day and boarding students.
The village has already attracted home-owners from all over the world. We’re ready to join them. What about you?
If you’d like to find out more about how Elora is shaping the world of sustainable building, take the time to watch the very inspiring video beneath the photo gallery.
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