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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Building with bamboo - the Green School in Bali...

Bali : Sanur Beach Painter :
Bali : Sanur Beach Painter : (Photo credit: zoompict)
GREEN SCHOOL BUILDS SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY...

BALI, Indonesia :  Set within a river valley landscape along Bali’s sacred Ayung River, a master-planned community located within walking distance to the Green Schoohttp://greenvillagebali.com/l is being designed and constructed based on the architectural concepts of sustainable principles and artisan craftsmanship that helped create the world famous campus.
According to Elora Hardy, CEO and lead designer for the Bali-based bamboo design and construction company honored as a finalist of the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, “Even sustainable timber can’t begin to compare with bamboo as a conscientious building material. With very few resources or attention a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years, and that house could stand strong for a lifetime.”
Born in Bali and educated in the U.S., Hardy honed her design skills as sole print designer for fashion icon, Donna Karan, in New York City before moving back home in 2010.
“We are committed to changing people’s perspective on the infinite potential of bamboo,” she says. “Creating spaces where people can feel connected to nature without disrupting it is a thrilling design challenge for me.”
Located twenty-five minutes to Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, 35 minutes to Bali’s surfing beaches and within walking distance to the Green School campus, currently home to 280 day and boarding students, the Green Village community has attracted homeowners from all over the world including South America, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia as well as prominent visitors including entrepreneur, Richard Branson, and former Prime Minister of England, Tony Blair’s family.
Claire Burgess, a New Zealand native who is based in Vietnam as Regional Director of a Swiss-based corporation, says she found Green Village while in the market for a property in Ubud. “I fell in love with Green School and the concept of living in a home totally made out of bamboo.”
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