bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
 
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
oct 17, 2012

bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia

‘green village’ by ibuku, bali, indonesia
image © ibuku
all images courtesy of green village

working in conjunction with the green school in bali, the ‘green village’ is a community of ecological houses sitting along the ayung river, within walking distance of the educational facility. local balinese practice ibuku has designed several houses that co-exist with the natural landscape, using bamboo as its only building material on a multitude of scales. the houses are amongst the first structures that use very traditional building methods and local craftsmen that result in a high quality structure and life. architect elora hardy explains the sustainable nature of the entire project: ‘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.
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
main living area of the ayung villa
image © ibuku

 

 

each residence has its own unique character, as the architects work hand-in-hand with the client to tailor the design to their specific needs, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the green school. to date, 15% of the local student body is able to study on a full scholarship, as a percentage of money made from each house is donated to the school. 
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa stone and bamboo kitchen
image © ibuku

 

 

the dwellings are typically based around radially located clusters of thick bamboo columns, like tendrils that weave into the floor beams and eventually attach to the bamboo tile or thatch canopy. it is then treated in different methods to perform various tasks within the home. larger stocks are cut into longitudinal sections to make a ladder-like frame that can be used as a semi-opaque wall component or furniture structure. thin strips are woven to make a solid but light-weight partition. bent members create an original circular opening with a swiveling door. the readily available, malleable material property of bamboo makes it possible to create free-flowing sweeping forms that maintain their structural capacity and can be easily integrated into natural stone foundations.
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa unique furniture also made of bamboo
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
integrated fixtures into the structure – ayung villa
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
top floor office in the garden vila
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa living area
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa dining area
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
living space
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
swiveling circular door and full-height wall panels open the interior
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
bedroom
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
wall texture from section-cut bamboo stocks
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
natural stone foundation and pool
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
tall pointed roofs in line with traditional architectural style
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
image © ibuku
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
local craftsman contributed in every aspect of the design and construction process
image © ibuku

bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
site plan
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 2 : floor plan / level 0
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 2 : floor plan / level 1
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 2 : floor plan / level 2
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 2 : floor plan / level 3
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 1 : floor plan / level 0
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 1 : floor plan / level 1

bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 1 : floor plan / level 2

bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
example villa 1 : floor plan / level 3
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa : floor plan / level 0
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa : floor plan / level 1
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa : floor plan / level 2
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
ayung villa : floor plan / level 3
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
garden villa : floor plan / level 0
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
garden villa : floor plan / level 1
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
garden villa : floor plan / level 2
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
villa 5A : floor plan / level 0 and materiality
bamboo houses shape ibuku's green village community in indonesia
hilary’s house : elevation 

  • Home sweet home! Thanks for sharing!

    Lloyd
  • Lovely! I would gladly live in this house and retire here.

    Carmela
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