Exploring Bali’s enchanting bamboo village

The palatial Sharma Springs bamboo villa stands over the gushing Ayung River and truly is a ...

Bamboo has a funny set of characteristics as a construction material. It is tougher to pull apart than steel, yet it can quickly be turned to dust by powderpost beetles. It is vulnerable to moisture, yet highly resistant to earthquakes. And perhaps as a consequence, it is widely available, yet goes largely unused. In any case, the team behind the Green Village has been bending bamboo into spectacular luxury villas in the Balinese jungle for years, so New Atlas ventured into the island’s heartland to see firsthand how the pioneering architects at Ibuku are changing perceptions of this wildly abundant material.

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