Jonas said it best. I know these images can’t tell you the whole story, there’s no way they can explain it to you, but hopefully they will give you an idea. All I can give you is a glimpse, show you a fraction of what I saw, a taste of what we all felt. The story of the dress is here.
Geobeats video on the Green Village. Green Village in Bali, Indonesia is an architectural gem – a dream like setting. Built by the design team, Ibuku, a company that strives to create residences where people can maintain an ‘authentic relationship with nature’. Green Village is constructed completely of bamboo, including the stairs, cabinets, walls and furniture. The designer’s website states “new treatment methods have given bamboo a capacity for long life. We harvest and treat all of our own bamboo, selecting for density and maturity, then lab test to confirm its integrity”. The buildings are nothing short of beautiful spectacular. Surrounded by lush, jungle-like greenery, circular doors and floor-to-ceiling windows open to the gorgeous outdoors. The design gives a wide open, one-with-nature feel to the residences. Bamboo stalks appear to serve as intricately placed architectural posts, while the stairs and railings depict hand carved, unique pieces of structural art.
In Yokohama, Japan, 2012.
“The Green School and Green Village homes are built mostly of local materials with an emphasis on bamboo.The focus on bamboo comes from John’s deep interest in its sustainable properties and inherent strength of flexibility and beauty.” TEDxTaipei TEDxTaipei 2012 – The Future is Now