mama linda ecolodge in flores blends modern forms + vernacular bamboo construction

mama linda ecolodge in flores blends modern forms + vernacular bamboo construction

mama linda ecolodge by bambuso.id

 

Mama Linda Ecolodge is the latest tourism facility built by the Indonesian company bambuso.id at the heart of Flores. Named after the late Linda Garland — founder and president of the Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali — the ecolodge is built with sustainability in mind. ‘Several techniques and products that matured in bamboo architecture were implemented in the construction: space truss using round bamboo, cement-plastered bamboo mat bahareque, and the laminated bamboo beams. Joins which require masterly skill made possible after training of local craftsmen in using Balinese bamboo knife,’ explains the team. 

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the ecolodge offers renewed appreciation for ‘archaic’ materials

 

 

an eco-friendly social hub 

 

Designed in modern forms using vernacular material, the Mama Linda Ecolodge by bambuso.id is an attempt to enable renewed appreciation for archaic techniques. To start, the team used the Dendrocalamus asper giant and Gigantochloa apus bamboo species to build the foundations of the building, each treated on site and made bug resistant.

 

The resulting architecture’s high-pitched roof, inspired by the traditional houses of Ngada in the Turetogo valley, allows for a free flow of rainwater. Additionally, the use of organic building materials ensures thermal comfort and an inviting ambiance at the Ecolodge — creating an environment-friendly facility ideal for small group gatherings and workshops.

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the environmental-friendly facility is ideal for small group gatherings and workshops

 

 

bamboo: material for the future?

 

‘The whole development process was a meaningful learning experience to many involved in the project. Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants familiar to many cultures in the Americas, the Pacific, Africa, and Asia. Its uniqueness and sustainable qualities have made it the material for the future. Indeed, the district of Ngada in Flores is home to highland villages of the Ngada people. Surrounded by bamboo forests, they have lived self-sufficiently for generations. And bamboo construction has been part of its tradition,’ concludes bambuso.id.

mama linda ecolodge in flores blends modern forms + vernacular bamboo construction
high-pitched roof inspired by the traditional house of Ngada

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bar and kitchen building

 

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organic building materials ensure thermal comfort and an inviting atmosphere

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using Dendrocalamus asper giant and Gigantochloa apus for construction 

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these structures were sculpted using a Balinese bamboo knife

 

 

 

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mama linda ecolodge in flores blends modern forms + vernacular bamboo construction
 
mama linda ecolodge in flores blends modern forms + vernacular bamboo construction
 
mama linda ecolodge in flores blends modern forms + vernacular bamboo construction
 

project info:

 

name: Mama Linda Ecolodge

location: Flores, Indonesia 

design: bambuso.id 

team: Andrea Fitrianto, Isabella van der Griend, Rakha Shonigiya, Saka Suwirna

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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