Visit Ibuku, the headquarters of the factory, workshop, and design space operated by Elora Hardy, daughter of John Hardy. In 2013, Elora was listed as a Top 10 AD Innovator by Architectural Digest. Watch the video below about her inspiration and projects, and visit the factory to see the full process as bamboo gets treated, cut, and crafted into furniture and homes.
MODEL MAKING CLASS
Learn how to make a bamboo architectural model in this one-of-a-kind course taught at the bamboo factory. The design-build team at Ibuku is unique to the world in its process of creating scaled structural models made of hand-whittled bamboo sticks. The models are replicated in 3D lines on the computer for engineers to study before a project is finalized. Take an impressive skill away from Bali with you, and come learn this unique process in a 2-hour modeling class.
2 hours ~ $50/person
HOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP
If you want hands-on experience building with bamboo, this is the workshop for you. Come to Bali and participate in a 3-day workshop in which you learn the basics of how Ibuku’s design-build team takes a scaled bamboo model and turns it into a real but incredible-looking building. This workshop will cover a range of building techniques that are essential to constructing in bamboo.
3 days ~ $100 person/day
COCONUT TREASURES WORKSHOP
Learn the secret powers and uses of the coconut tree. As one of the world’s most valuable trees, it provides us with refreshing electrolyte-filled water and tasty meat, as well as oil brooms, thatch for roofs, timber for building, charcoal for fuel and soaps, and more! Come discover how the Balinese people have been wisely utilizing this wonder tree for centuries in a full-day workshop.
1 day ~ $50 person/day
JOINERY TECHNIQUES CLASS
The techniques for connecting bamboo to bamboo in the incredible structures of the Green School campus and Green village community have redefined sustainable architecture worldwide. By reinventing joinery techniques, the design-build team at Ibuku is also stretching the rules and standards of what a building can look like. Learn how to be a part of this sustainable design revolution through this 2-hour bamboo joinery workshop.
2 hours ~ $50/person
The tradition of making and playing the Jegog has been passed down from one generation to another among musical guilds in the village of Jembrana, BalI. Each instrument has eight bamboo keys base on a four-note scale. Learn to build and play this unique Balinese Gamelan variation under the guidance of a Jegog master. We will pack your Jegog so you can take it home.
Instrument making workshop ~ 2 hours/$75/person
Learn to play Jegog workshop ~ 2 hours/$75/person
Make one and learn to play ~ 4 hours/$120/person
Discover Elora Hardy wonderland world of true magical inspiration and respect to the local nature and craftsmen Elora Hardy, TEDxUbud 2014 ~ Ibuku.com ~ New York Times Story ~ Architectural Digest Profile ~ New York Magazine Feature ~ Facebook ~ Instagram