Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 2013; This was a small experimental building that used a combination of natural materials that were affordable and easily available. The bamboo framework structure was based on the principles of sacred geometry which is a regular theme in my work. The poles were treated to resist insect infestation, fixed to a concrete footing and angled to tie in with the bamboo roof structures. This geometry of the construction creates a force which ties the entire structure together. The visible ceiling bamboo framing consists of two spirals spinning in alternative directions which creates a central star. Local volcanic stone was used to reinforce the base and light earth/rice straw walls filled in around the bamboo frame structure. Niches and a door were created during the construction process as was the Tree of Life sculptural element on the exterior wall. The beauty of working with many of these natural materials in such a hands on process is that it allows for freedom to make changes and additions and design decisions along the way. Click on the small images below to enlarge.