Ibuku Studio UP017

Ibuku Studio is an architecture firm creating a new design vocabulary based on bamboo in Bali, led by Elora Hardy. Elora and her family are leading a movement of Luxury Permaculture, creating a design philosophy for luxury centered on whole systems thinking, building with eco-materials, and employing traditional craft of the people.

Ibuku’s goal is to provide spaces in which people can live in an authentic relationship with nature. They do this by designing fully functional homes and furniture that are made of natural substances and built in ways that integrate with nature.

Ibuku has built over 60 bamboo structures in Bali, Indonesia, and around the region. Completed key projects include the Green School, Green Village, Sharma Springs, and Bambu Indah Hotel, which have appeared in international publications like Architectural Digest, Vogue and the Huffington Post. Upcoming projects are underway in West Africa, Lombok, and Bali.

As Asian consumers confront the realities of pollution and health risks, their growing awareness of the delicate relationship they have with nature will accelerate conscious consumerism. Permaculture is defined as a set of principles to create systems that are ecologically-sound and economically-viable.

“At Ibuku we believe in a hopeful, inspirational world where innovating with natural materials connects people with nature. We see a chance to design spaces that give people the experience of wonder“.