Lumi Shala at Alchemy Yoga by IBUKUIBUKU - February 8, 2024
The team at IBUKU has recently completed the Lumi Shala for the Ubud Alchemy Yoga Center.
The Lumi Shala is the gathering, yoga, and meditation space at the Alchemy Yoga Center in Bali. Featuring natural materials with artisanal and innovative systems, its form promotes wellness. Encircled by earth-rendered walls that offer a buttress for yoga practices, it has a comforting sense of enclosure. Bamboo arches soar overhead landing on mounded foundations, a balance that reflects the human form, simultaneously grounding and extending.
From Dezeen: “A series of overlapping ‘petals’ constructed from bamboo and clad in shiny copper shingles shelter Lumi Shala, a yoga and meditation space in Bali, Indonesia, by local studio IBUKU. The building is the latest to be completed as part of a wider master plan for Alchemy Bali.
“People have walked and danced on mud floors for millennia; this building reconnects us to our ancestors and the earth from whence we came. Along the entrances, gently curving mud foundations invite comfortable lounging. They are at rest, while bamboo arches soar above.”
Spending time in an IBUKU space leaves two lasting impressions. The first is of amazement, a soaring heart and breath swept away. The next is in the details, appreciating the care in the composition, curation, and artistry. Each place is composed of striking and subtle elements, a new luxury grounded in nature.
We work with the world’s best engineers, architects, designers and builders. With them, we have created new design vocabulary. Over the past 12 years, we have become known internationally as pioneers at the forefront of design with bamboo and other new materials, merging architecture with the artisanal and sculptural, the vernacular with the innovative.
IBUKU recently was awarded a 2023 Dezeen Award