As a rapidly renewable resource, bamboo is definitely a sustainable structural material. Not to mention its sturdy nature that lasts a lifetime and naturally cools any dwelling. For these reasons, father and daughter team John and Elora Hardy conceptualized and designed the Green Village located along the Ayung River in Bali, Indonesia. This group of sustainable and eco-friendly homes are made entirely of bamboo, from its building structure to its interior furnishings.
According to Elora Hardy, CEO and lead designer for the Bali-based bamboo design and construction company honored as a finalist of the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture,
“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.”
Photos by Green Village