nestled on the banks of bali’s ayung river lies the sokasi: the first custom-designed cooking school at the four seasons resort sayan. the architects at IBUKU are specialists with bamboo. for this project they have built the structure out of specific species, bambu tali and pelupuh, crucial economical elements used in the daily life of the balinese. the sokasi expertly blends sustainable design with rich family recipes incorporating ingredients taken from the local markets of sayan and the school’s own vegetable and herb gardens. through local cuisine, the scheme aims to connect guests with ‘bali’s cultural and spiritual heart,’ situating students in an intimate setting amidst the forest’s natural symphony.

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inside the sokasi cooking school, a table made out of andesite stone and jember stone is the focal point



IBUKU’s design mimics the shape of a leaf, similar to its sister structure which forms the yoga pavilion at the four seasons resort. however, the sokasi features a contour line that bends with the river. the leaf-shaped structure provides guests with the opportunity to educate themselves on exercise and diet, two essential pillars of health. the property itself is located in the epicenter of bali’s wellness revolution in ubud. bali ibuku four seasons
the roof is expertly crafted into a beautifully woven design bali ibuku four seasons
the form of the building mimics the shape of a leafbali ibuku four seasons
the sister to the sokasi cooking school, the nearby yoga pavilion

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one of the many villas available on the four seasons property in sayanbali ibuku four seasons
a beautiful staircase in the resort on the four seasons property sayan
image by christian horan, courtesy of the four seasonsbali ibuku four seasons
an aerial shot of the lotus pond on the roof of the resort
image by pete seaward, courtesy of the four seasons