Elora Hardy – My mom (2010) Bali, Indonesia

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My mom is a team of designers and builders who want to get the most out of bamboo and craftsmen of local talent and young minds. We believe that bamboo potential is underestimated.

It should be used to accommodate many more people, particularly in the tropics. We work hard to draw the beauty of this abundant wild grass. Traditional Balinese craftsmen work closely with our designers to develop a balance between old and new ideas. It also takes the important modern engineering to create original bamboo structures that meet our highest standards.

Elora Hardy leads Ibuku vision and sustainable design.

In 2010 Elora returned to his childhood home in Bali. Ensemble, she and her team of talented designers and Indonesian architects built more than forty new bamboo structures. They include Green Village, parts of Green School and other projects, mainly on the island.


Marriage ELORA & RAJIV BALI 2012

Elora Hardy: Sustainable designer


10:59 Elora Hardy: Sustainable designer Cultivating the power of sustainable materials, Elora Hardy leads Ibuku, creating custom bamboo houses in his native Bali. build a (bamboo) sustainable future.

Elora Hardy had everything working as a designer for Donna Karan New York, with its foot prints of the world's tracks. She left it all back to Bali and build sustainable construction company. Hardy builds visually stunning bamboo houses, fantastic mansions that seem derived Hollywood movie sets. In this remarkable statement, Hardy says the versatility and durability of bamboo, and convinces us to become bamboo defenders as choice of building material for the construction in the tropics.

10: 17 – You've never seen buildings like – us. The beautiful bamboo houses built by Elora Hardy and his team in Bali twist, curve and surprise each turn. They defy the convention because bamboo him – even is so enigmatic. No two bamboo poles are similar, so every home, bridge and bathroom is delightfully single. In this beautiful, immersive talk, it shares the potential of bamboo, both as a sustainable resource and a spark to the imagination. "We had to invent our own rules" , this – she.



The Millennium Bridge

SHARMA SPRINGS is the highest bamboo structure constructed in Bali.

Lieu: Major Sibang, Bali
Client: Individual
Site area: 2602 m²
Surface:750 m²
Construction begins: December 2011
Completion date: December 2012

bamboo, plant traditionally used in construction throughout Asia, do not miss assets. Very light and also very resistant, it can push, for certain varieties, half a meter per day. The plantations are therefore renew soon, making it an environmentally friendly and sustainable material.

Indonesian firm Ibuku, which brings together designers, architects and engineers, has made his favorite material.

Since 2010, fifty houses entirely of bamboo have emerged through their work. These dream homes, the extraordinary design, rise on multistage, carried by rods immense bamboo. Each of these houses, built entirely by hand by craftsmen, is a model of sustainable architecture.

A dream house in the Indonesian rainforest

Bamboo has the compressive strength of concrete, the same strength to weight ratio of steel, and can regenerate in a few years. It is also flexible, belle, and resilient, and serves as an effective carbon sequestration channel.
As mentioned in the video above, bamboo is not without its weaknesses, which include degradation by pests, moisture and weather, and the inability to easily produce large flat panels (such as roofing or flooring), but Hardy and Ibuku team found ways to work with or around these perceived weaknesses, and do it, in his own words, "We had to invent our own rules.”

added 18 May 2014 – Documentary 5 :01
On the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, there are houses nestled in the jungle that look like something from a fairy tale. They are designed to have soaring rooflines, some walls or windows – and almost everything is fashioned from bamboo. Seth Doane reports.

Sharma springs – The most spectacular home, six floors, unfolds like a giant tree in the middle of the jungle, near the river Alung, on the island of Bali.

Elora Hardy Design Green Village

© Rio Helmi Photography

And bamboo revolution is not limited to the skin of the house, because Ibuku also creates beautiful and durable furniture for indoors, almost entirely of bamboo and’ other natural and local materials.

© Rio Helmi Photography

© Rio Helmi Photography

© Rio Helmi Photography

Green Village Bali – Aerial view

A village with bamboo 12 houses Always in Bali, Ibuku also erected a village 12 private houses, also bamboo.

The design of each house has been specially designed for their owners. © Errol Vaes

coconut house à Green Village Bali.

(Photo: My mom)
Ray of light: Sunrise House in the Green Village was designed as a sheet and facing east.

Bamboo Architecture of Green Village, Bali – (Green Village)

The Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge
Is a testament to the strength of bamboo. It is the largest bamboo bridge in Asia, with a range of 23 meters and impressive Minangkabau roof. It is a remarkable example of what is possible when architects, the engineers, designers and artisans come together to build a new way.

Lieu: Sibang Kaja, Bali
Client: Green School
Zone Site: 45,000 m²
Floor Area: 70 m²
Bamboo Use material (structure): 5000 m »
Construction time: 8 month
Completion: December 2011

Houses in grass // Elora Hardy // TEDxUbud

This lecture was given during’ a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Thousands of stakes handmade, long poles 18 meters, barefoot, and hundreds of hands. That's what it takes to make a house designed by Elora Hardy. She is interested in changing the perception of luxury compared to the rarity and’ abundance. his tool? The superb grass is bamboo.

High in Ubud, Elora spent 14 years of his young adult life in the US, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine – Arts at’ Tufts University and became only textile and print designer for Donna Karan Intl. In 2010, Elora returned to Bali to continue the amazing work of the design-build team that created the world famous Green School in Bali, founded by his father John Hardy. She returned to culture and landscape she now loves and continues to grow Balinese artisans to innovative designers and architects sides in order to make Bali a world center for sustainable design and bring those designs to the world.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program, self-organized local events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. During’ a TEDx event, TEDTalks.

1 : 27 Elora Hardy –
Grow – Together we grow, our fundraising campaign will kickstart the 20 May and we need your share our message with your public support, so together we can obtain the necessary funds to support local researchers Program.

Green School in Bali, Indonesia gives its students a natural formation, holistic and student-centered in one of the most amazing environments on earth.



Five years later, images leave speechless: Here "Sharma Springs", qu'Elora home built in the Ubud area. To achieve, she founded the agency Ibuku, design studio specialized in bamboo achievements. "Sharma Springs" served demonstration villa and now other houses on the same technique were erected all around, forming the "Green Village". Each is unique, each such bamboo, and fits perfectly in the landscape. A stay in the house will cost you $ 695 the night, service included, and owners of new houses around them also rent. Since, Elora Hardy travels the world giving talks to persuade each of the virtues of bamboo .

– Jorge S. B. Warrior

Documentary 11 : 20 mn – Green School is an international school in Bali, Indonesia, famous for its spectacular bamboo architecture and innovative concept of green school.
director: Joo Peter

curve’ learning: Green School is where the original design-build bamboo Ibuku team was formed. (Photo: My mom)

” Heart School “
The Green School (Bali) is unique in Indonesia. This is a private school, from kindergarten to high school located along the Ayung river near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. School buildings are environmentally-sustainable design made mostly of bamboo, also using local grass and mud walls. There is more of 600 Students from over 40 countries with a percentage of scholarships for local Indonesian students.
The impressive “Heart of the school building” three domes has a length of 60 meters and uses 2500 bamboo poles. The school also uses renewable building materials for some of its other needs, and almost everything, same office, the chairs, some clothes and football goal posts are bamboo.
Education focuses on ecological sustainability.
The subjects taught include English, mathematics and science, including ecology, Environment and sustainability, and creative arts, global perspectives and environmental management. This school is different from other international schools in Indonesia.
Renewable Energy Sources, including solar and hydroelectric vortex, provide more 50% the school's energy needs. The school has an organic permaculture system and prepares students to become environmental stewards.

The school was founded by John and Cynthia Hardy 2008.

Bamboo House designed by Danny Osorio 3D


Techniques Bambou Joint Lashing

Bamboo Crafts for your home.


Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

2 thoughts on “Elora Hardy – My mom (2010) Bali, Indonesia

  1. I am amazed to see what can be achieved from this material alone!…
    Congratulations to those who knew how to realize this challenge and build solidly, aesthetic, comfortable, ecological and sustainable!!…
    A question is working on me?!…, it's the cost of a construction?…
    Is it possible for you to give me an estimate for a house of 3 bedrooms… Or tell me a builder with all the skills to build a bamboo construction in Bali.
    Thank you so much..


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