The bamboo architecture in Bali is spectacular. It’s beautiful, unique, and inspiring. Bamboo structures don’t have to be cheap and dirty – they can be luxurious and strong. Bamboo is a type of grass, so it seems absurd to create bamboo architecture buildings out of it. However, bamboo actually has strength equivalent to steel. Bamboo’s flexibility allows for creative and unique designs that otherwise would not be able to be achieved. Bamboo is used widely throughout Bali for building because of how plentiful it is. It also has an extremely fast growth rate, and it’s ready to use for building material at just 3-5 years old. Here are some popular structures made out of bamboo that can be found in Bali.
Spectacular Bamboo Architecture in Bali
In Sibang Gede, Bali, in the Green Village, there is an incredible structure called the Sunrise House. It was designed in the shape of a leaf, and it faces the East. Therefore, the sunrise hits the building every morning and creates a spectacular glow. The structure has four levels, including a master bedroom, two guest rooms, an open plan kitchen, a living area and dining area, a media room, and even an office. Since bamboo is such an easy material to work with, the Sunrise House only took 6 months to complete.
Spa at Permata Ayung Estate
If you are ever in Bongkasa, Bali, the Spa at Permata Ayung Estate is a work of architecture that can’t be missed. It’s built on a riverside and the Spa is made entirely out of bamboo. It only took 5 months to complete this bamboo architecture project. It even has a special feature of a massage-pod suspended above the river on cables.