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The daughter of a jeweler and designer Elora Hardy grew up in Bali, and then went to study and live in America. But ten years ago, she again visited this paradise island and returned to New York very impressed. She was overwhelmed by tremendous ideas related to bamboo: Elora decided to build houses of it, and not simple, but of incredible beauty and practicality. She immediately quit her job as a fashion designer in New York, moved to Bali and organized her construction business. Now Elora is building residential art objects from bamboo stalks, surprising the whole world.

From New York to the jungle
In Bali before, bamboo was used for construction (for example, Elora’s father erected buildings for him from his company), but the girl made a real revolution in the use of this material. She proved that this is the building material of the future. Her houses are modern, large-scale, relevant and beautiful. And most importantly – comfortable.

“Bamboo is an ideal building material,” says Elora. – It is durable as concrete, and at the same time light. By the way, it can even withstand an earthquake. Also, do not forget that this is a natural renewable resource – bamboo grows very quickly and therefore will never end. It is also eco-friendly and beautiful. ”

The only disadvantage of this material is that the girl considers the possibility of damage from moisture and insects, but here she also found a way out – Elora soaks the stems with boron. It is known that boron compounds have long been used by builders in the treatment of logs and lumber, since it protects wood well from fire, pests and moisture.

In translating her projects into life, Elora enjoys the help of architectural students. “The peculiarity of our work is that we do not work with drawings made in advance on a computer,” she explains, and we use physical models. After all, no standard computer program, which is used by architects, will not be able to calculate the natural curves of bamboo stalks. So, every young architect who comes to work for me must first go through the process of “weaning” from the knowledge that he gained in high school. In general, we had to invent our own rules! ”

Elora Hardy’s magical, absolutely awesome homes are an example of complete oneness with nature. According to the local climate-related tradition, they have almost no solid walls (only the bedrooms and bathrooms do not make the architect), and apparently many of the buildings of this talented girl resemble mysterious lotus flowers.

Sharma Springs Private Home
It was such a lotus-like – Elor built up the six-story Sharma Springs home for a Canadian large family. It has six floors and is the tallest bamboo building in Bali. The horizontal parts of the villa support bamboo piles.

You can get to the first floor of the house through a 15-meter tunnel, also made of intricately woven bamboo.

Bamboo bridge
Such an unusual object with a length of 26 meters is considered the largest bamboo bridge in Asia. Elora is sure that this building material is suitable not only for building houses, but also for erecting such durable structures as bridges, which once again proves the universality of bamboo.

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