Building a sustainable (bamboo) future

Elora Hardy had it all as a designer working for Donna Karan in New York, with her prints walking the world's runways. She left it all to return to Bali and build a sustainable construction company. Hardy builds visually stunning homes out of bamboo, fantasy abodes that look derived from Hollywood movie sets. In this striking talk, Hardy explains the versatility and durability of bamboo, and convinces us all to become advocates of bamboo as the choice building material for construction in the tropics.

Recorded at INK2011, Jaipur, India


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Elora Hardy

Creative Director at Ibuku

Having spent the first fourteen years of her life in Bali and the following fourteen in the United States, Elora left her position as the sole print designer at Donna Karan International in New York, returning to Bali to found Ibuku, an international design/build team providing fully functional homes and furniture made from natural substances allowing the occupants to live in an authentic relationship with nature. Her key realization was that with the right nurturing, Asia's creative minds, skilled hands,growing global perspective and unique natural materials will provide the force for positive change in our global future.

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Asher Yaron

Fantastic! Your art and vision is world class. Standing in one of your creations in Green Village is an awe inspiring experience!

Neelesh Chopda

I would be interested to know more about the treatment to bamboo and the species so as I can start with planting in my farm as it is naturally grow grass in the region pl advice

Khrienuo Metha

World bamboo day is coming up on the eighteenth of September. Share Innovative ideas on usage of this very beautiful and versatile plant and contribute towards greening the world .

yeshi somanna

I LOVED YOUR TALK, I AM INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY.. PLEASE SHARE YOUR CONTACT NUMBER.. AS, I WILL BE IN BALI NEXT WEEK.. I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT IBUKU.. THANKS YESHI

Atul Johri

true story of following your passion and making it real.would love to connect through our community we work with at channapatna lacquerware artisans working on recycling bamboo and hard wood.great effort to bring meaning to the future !

axel de Torsiac

It's very nice to see your love and passion for what you are doing. Great feeling.
Would love to know more about your project for furniture and object design. If you have any samples in the US/California , please let me know and would love to see them.


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