Hello, I have been trying to decide for a while now if I should get a few bamboo plants for my balcony. Bamboo are the largest members of the grass family and are extremely resilient plants. They are very good for providing year round screening. Bamboo is also largely used as a building material in South East Asia and has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete. There are some amazing structures that have been built using just bamboo. Ibuku is a team of designers and builders based in Bali who are doing some amazing work using bamboo. Their work also proves that the vast potential of bamboo is largely underestimated. Take a look at some of their stunning work.
The Green Village, a project designed by Ibuku is a cluster of private homes on the Ayung River valley in Bali.
Stunning forms all constructed out of bamboo.
A private pool in one of these amazing homes.
Awe inspiring architecture.
The interiors are as jaw dropping as the exterior.
The resilience of bamboo is proven with these curvilinear shapes.
There is absolutely no other construction material used to build these amazing homes….just bamboo!!
A bedroom like this, what’s not to love?
It’s the intricate details which speaks volumes.
I love the bamboo flooring.
The room for the kids…
A study nook…
To find out more about this Elora Hardy who leads Ibuku’s vision and sustainable design and her talented team of craftspeople and designers please go here.
Hello, it’s the 16th of October already, where has the year gone? It is starting to get really cold out here and it’s pretty grey I am afraid. To cheer myself up I started looking at websites of resorts in countries which are sunny and warm right now and on the top of my list was Sri Lanka. I have been fascinated by this exotic country for a while and always looking for opportunities to visit this fascinating country. They have some of the most beautiful resorts in South East Asia. I wanted to share one with you today.It’s called Club Bentota. Designed by one of South Asia’s most renowned architects, Geoffrey Bawa, this stunning property is designed around a large and tastefully done garden and pool. It’s a place to fall in love with. Take a look for yourself.
The lounge area of the hotel.
The interior detailing is very well thought of.
There is something special to look at in each space, the wall painting is exquisite.
One of the rooms in the hotel.
To find out more about this beautiful hotel please use the following link:
Hello, how is everyone doing today? I want to share with you today a few statement making staircases. Staircases which are stunning and jaw dropping. Staircases which are beyond functional. Here are 15 of my top picks!!
Stark yet stylish…staircase in a residence designed by Tadao Ando…
To maximise light in a small apartment, The architectural firm Work AC built this stunning staircase out of a skeletal steel framework and six different shades of blue glass… work.ac
The staircase of a loft apartment in Prague accommodates an oven!!! inhabitat.com
Even rustic can be stunning as seen in the form of this yellow/black staircase in Santorini, Greece!! http://www.pinterest.com
I just love this see through floating staircase, it’s really elegant!! cococozy.com
Stunning square spiral staircase…… archdaily.com
This staircase is like poetry in motion. Waves of wood in a Mumbai apartment by Mexican Studio Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop. http://www.dezeen.com
Another stunning staircase featured in Dezeen. ‘This half-scale model of a spiral staircase by American studio Matter Design is made from concrete treads that slip neatly over each other’. http://www.dezeen.com
There is something truly charming about this lovely staircase with the gallery wall…. http://www.domino.com
A simple staircase with colourful railings…..a definite statement !! Staircase designed by DesignLab… homelife.com.au
Stunning copper staircase in Villa Mallorca designed by Arup & Studio Mishin. blog.quintinlake.com
Staircases definitely do make a statement, don’t they??