Financial Times recently ran an article on the rise of bamboo architecture in Asia featuring Ibuku and many other pioneers in the field.
“Most people, especially in Asia, think that you couldn’t be poor enough or rural enough to actually want to live in a bamboo house,” says Hardy. Yet now that a newly developed boron solution can protect bamboo against termites, it is no longer a symbol of poverty: a three-bedroom house in the Green Village is on sale for $695,000. Ibuku aims to convince people that bamboo is not just a practical material, but something worth aspiring to.
Read the whole article by Clarissa Sebag-Montifiore: Why bamboo is the ‘green steel’ of 21st-century Asian architecture