Bali-based design studio IBUKU has built a series of extraordinary bamboo structures over the years, creating lightweight, low-footprint buildings in sync with nature. Their most recent project, the Yoga Pavilion at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, is a beautiful, leaf-shaped shelter that translates the flexibility of yoga into architecture.
Resting on the edge of a lush tropical forest in Sayan, the new Yoga Pavilion at the Four Seasons Resort seems to defy gravity. Serene open spaces where guests can practice yoga offer views of terraced rice fields and a river. Bamboo personifies some of the core qualities of yoga– strength, flexibility and vulnerability.
IBUKU builds their projects-true experiments in architectural acrobatics-using traditional Indonesian building techniques, treating the raw materials with a natural Boron salt solution that permanently protects against insects. Instead of heavy machinery, cranes and bulldozers, the team employs local builders and craftsmen to construct the buildings on-site.
Photos via IBUKU and Four Seasons