Most of our blog posts are about affordable housing made with natural materials. The use of natural materials in the workspace is equally important since we spend so much time there. This coworking space in Bali is changing the way we work. It’s sort of a business incubator with shared office equipment and high speed Internet for digital nomads or location independent entrepreneurs. The concept seems to be catching on as other coworking spaces are popping up around the world. The bamboo design makes this one particularly inspiring.
“Recently completed ‘bamboo symphony’ by Bangalore based Manasaram Architects has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival award 2011 in both the mixed use office and small office categories. An open air interior space is stepped into the rugged terrain in a spiraling configuration. Reminiscent of a billowing fabric, the canopy wraps around the harvesting pond directing the shell roof’s storm runoff into the water feature.
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet, and so I’d like to post a few pics of nice bamboo interiors and bamboo furniture. Bamboo is rapidly renewable, captures carbon, filters and oxygenates the air, reduces flooding and provides habitat for wildlife. Bamboo is used in thousands of useful products from furniture to cutlery to houses. There’s endless variety to choose from. These are just a few examples I found from searching the Internet.