WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In the 1980s, Linda Garland and the Environmental Bamboo Foundation pioneered the bamboo movement by innovating safe treatment solutions that transformed bamboo from a grass into a durable product. Linda’s vision inspired John Hardy to encourage a greater interest in bamboo. He soon came to regard this giant wild grass as the future of sustainable building. In 2007, together with his wife Cynthia Hardy, John gathered a team to design and build the Green School in Bali.
In 2010, Elora Hardy, John’s daughter, returned to Bali to continue the evolution of bamboo design under the name IBUKU. Together she and her team of talented Indonesian designers and architects have built over 100 unique bamboo structures in Bali and abroad. Today, we are honored to be able to share the innovations and breakthroughs made over the last decade in sustainable architecture and bamboo construction with the world via Bamboo U.