When Elora Hardy left her successful job in the NY fashion scene to build bamboo houses in Indonesia people thought she was crazy, but she knew what she was doing. She has spent the last 5 years revolutionizing bamboo construction in the belief that it is an ideal renewable resource, Hardy uses Borbon, which occurs naturally in nature to treat the bamboo and make it indigestible to insects.
The inspiration to all of Hardy’s work came from her father who chose bamboo for all of the buildings in campus because he saw it as a promise. ” It’s a promise to the kids. It’s one sustainable material that they will not run out of. And when I first saw these structures under construction about six years ago, I just thought, this makes perfect sense, Why hasn’t this happen sooner, and what can we do with it next? ”
Bamboo is a force of nature. It has the compressive force of concrete, the strength-to-weight ratio of steel, and it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. The only downside is the damage and moisture the bamboo gets but if treated, bamboo structures can last a lifetime. If you wanna read more about this, visit these social links: website | facebook | Instagram | twitter