Monday, October 1, 2012

Wow !! The Green School at Bali

Aren't these some of the best images you have ever seen ? Certainly were for me, and I am continually scouring the web for inspirational architecture and design :) The light is what just hits you... all natural making the interiors glow... The founder and visionary behind the project, John Hardy called it 'a cathedral' and I agree....

The awe-inspiring images belong to the Green School in Bali. An initiative towards providing holistic education to children in a natural sustainable environment where they grow up to learn to be an element within nature and not a contradiction. The building is built entirely with natural local materials, mostly bamboo for the structure, grass for roofing and mud for flooring. The beauty is in using such humble materials to build a space that reminds one of a cathedral... So many things about the project are inspiring and made me stop and think and re-think...You can read more about the school and its initiatives at their website.

The project was shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010. See related video here.

For John Hardy's TED talk, click here.

More images below. All images courtesy Green School web photo gallery and Aga Khan Award for Architecture website.

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