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Bamboo in Bali

July 26, 2019 Sharma Springs by Ibuku

Ah Bali! As we enjoy our summer in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it is lovely to dream of exotic locales and all the beautiful sights awaiting us. Whenever I travel I make it a point to enjoy the local architecture and observe how unique design challenges are solved.

I am inspired by this bamboo home. Bamboo in Bali provides sustainable building materials and inspires creative designs for homes and vacation rentals. In Bali, bamboo naturally grows quickly and abundantly ensuring a supply of replenishable materials. It is incredibly strong, with the tensile strength of steel, yet flexible, providing a secure and stable building, without limiting design. The material comes with its own caveats to design though—there are no flat boards.

Photo: Sharma Springs by Rio Helm | Courtesy of Ibuku