Ulaman Retreat / Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios

Text description provided by the architects. Located inland in Bali, this wellness retreat has been integrated into a forest that borders luscious rice fields on one side and a dramatic river on the other. The river converges water from the whole area creating a junction of small waterfalls that produces enough flow to power a hydro electric generator that can sustain the power of the buildings within the complex. Merging with nature has been at the forefront in the approach to the design, not just by its operation but by using materials found directly on the site and the immediate locality, therefore enabling the resort to become fully carbon zero.


Ulaman, the eco wellness retreat in Bali

We found plenty of what we love most at Ulaman Eco Retreat. It’s one of the most sustainable boutique hotels you’ll find on the island, designed with inventive architecture, understated luxury, and absolute comfort in mind. Its modern approach to wellness includes a deliciously nourishing cuisine, all set within a lush and serene environment.


Asali Bali engineers bamboo structure capable of covering 545m2

Bali-based Asali Bali has created a bamboo construction concept that covers big spaces, developed for pt. tripper nature and conceived in association with D.G.S engineers in singapore. every detail of the construction and particularly its connections have been carefully designed by a senior engineer, to provide a strong and durable structure. seven load tests were conducted to validate the structure. the bamboos used are 14-centimeters in diameters and were all carefully selected: sane, straight, aged, properly dried, and prepared following the traditional balinese knowledge…


Asali Bali – bamboo construction engineering

Olivier Betting heads up Asali Bali, an organisation that we have been collaborating with on some of our architecture projects more recently on bamboo structural engineering and project construction. Asali Bali has grown over the years and they have established themselves in bamboo treatment, construction and engineering in Indonesia and overseas with the projects that they have delivered. 


Inspiral architects combines bamboo + rammed earth for Ulaman Eco Retreat in Bali

Located in bali’s kaba-kaba village, ‘ulaman eco retreat resort’ by inspiral architecture and design is built using materials found directly on the site and the immediate locality. rammed earth is used for the resort‘s ground level walls, while the rest of the structure has been made with bamboo, much of which was harvested from the site. its guest villas, each of which complete with its own private pool, are topped with curvilinear roofs that can be admired from different heights and angles.



From Ubud, drive north for about 30 minutes and head straight through several local villages. Pass no less than 20 women balancing baskets on their heads and a babies on their hips. Make a wrong turn or two down a hilly road, and then enter the jungle where you’ll stumble upon TheNYX — a newish eco-village and artist-in-residency villa set amid lush rice paddies and forests in the middle-of-nowhere Bali.


Bamboo, a new source of strength in construction industry

I think everyone in this world knows about Bamboo specie. It is a type of grass that is found mainly in countries in the Southeast Asian region. It resembles wood because it has elements and components that mimic the strength and durability of wood. It is also widely used in furniture making and has made bamboo one of the cheapest option yet serves its purpose in terms of work-ability, durability, and strength.


Asali Bali : pour en finir avec la cabane en bambou

Ah, le bambou à Bali… Une histoire ancienne, indissociable des traditions balinaises, qui attire aujourd’hui des compétences nouvelles et extérieures à l’île dont La Gazette de Bali s’est fait l’écho à maintes reprises. Surfant sur la vague du vert, ce matériau naturel vit aujourd’hui sa deuxième vie, dans des bâtiments techniquement ambitieux, supposés durables et qui valorisent l’éthique de leurs propriétaires. Oui, le bambou porte avec lui des espoirs de lendemains meilleurs dans ce monde qui gaspille et détruit tout.


Bamboo Workshop | Jan 14th | Asali Bali

Immerse yourself in a three day bamboo workshop hosted by Asali Bali on the 14th of January.
Asali is a bamboo production factory that incorporates Balinese traditional knowledge, sustainable eco-friendly solutions and engineered solutions to create everything from furniture to Bamboo architecture. The workshop will highlight bamboo constructing techniques, the principles of construction, opportunities and constraints of bamboo as a building material.

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