Architect Feature: Green School in Bali, Indonesia
Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy
wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely bamboo
. They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of bamboo plants through presenting bamboo seedlings to local rice farmers; and PT Bambu, a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of bamboo as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests.
The Green School, a giant laboratory built by PT Bambu
, is located on a sustainable campus straddling both sides of the Ayung River in Sibang Kaja, Bal
i, within a lush jungle with native plants and trees growing alongside sustainable organic gardens. The campus is powered by a number of alternative energy Read more of this post