Sharma Springs

Sharma Springs by IBUKU

Bali, Indonesia – IBUKU Project Year: 2012 Area:¬†750.0 m2 Photography:¬†Errol Vaes,¬†Rio Helmi A jungle fantasy escape! The Sharma Springs – built for the Sharma family – is located in Green Village, Bali overlooking¬†the serene community and the sacred Ayung River valley. The site¬†is definitely perfect for a stress-free and nature-oriented vacation, but the features of […]

Panyaden School – bamboo, adobe and rammed earth

Panyaden School

Chiang Mai, Thailand¬†– 24H Architecture Builder: ¬† ¬† ¬†Chiangmai Life Construction Project Year:¬† ¬† ¬† 2010 Project Area:¬† ¬† ¬† 5,000 m2 ¬†(54,000 sq. ft.) Photographs:¬† ¬† ¬† Ally Taylor Location:¬† ¬† ¬† Chiang Mai, Thailand Awards: ¬† ¬† Grand Award – Design for Asia; Gold Award – Design for Asia (Environmental design) If you’ve […]

The Green School of Bali

The Green School of Bali

Bali, Indonesia – John and Cynthia Hardy Builders: PT Bambu Rainforests continue to disappear at an alarming rate. ¬†Environmentalists and designers,¬†John and Cynthia Hardy¬†have experienced the loss and degradation first hand in their adopted home, Bali. ¬†The Hardys wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably, thereby¬†protecting¬†those forests. Building sustainably with bamboo is a key part […]

More Bamboo Brilliance

Flamingo Dailai Resort, Vietnam – Vo Trong Nghia¬†Architects Gross Floor Area:¬† ¬† 1,600 sqm Photography: Hiroyuki Oki OK – so it’s not a home. But it is a wonderful example of the beauty and flexibility of the world’s most renewable timber… bamboo. Bamboo is incredibly strong due to it’s long fibres and high silica content. […]

Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse

ShiQiao, Yangzhou China ¬†– ¬†World Consulting & Design (HWCD) Building Area: ¬† ¬† 400m2 Completed: ¬† ¬† May 2012 Yangzhou is a city located to the north-west of Shanghai. It is home to¬†Huaiyang-style cuisine which ranks as the top of all eight famous Chinese cuisine styles. Focussed on pastries and snacks as the key components, […]

A Child’s Paradise

Koh Kood ¬†Thailand ¬†– ¬†24H Architecture It’s not a home – but it could be. ¬†It’s an activity centre for children who’s parents have invested in a vacation at the fabulous (and very expensive) Soneva Kiri Resort. ¬†We featured the resort on our Facebook page about a month ago but held this treat back as […]

Bamboo in Construction

Bamboo – the miracle resource. No other plant on earth has the multitude of uses that bamboo does. It can be used for shelter, to pipe water, for utensils to cook in and with, for forks, knives and chopsticks, for the plates the food is served on and even the napkin on your lap as […]