PT. Ever Living Ibuku

The Lumi Shala

The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso

The Lumi Shala

IBUKU

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
Atelier One

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Ketut Yasa (Tilem)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Kul Kul Farm

LIGHTING & MEP ENGINEERING
Gede Arya Kuta

PHOTOGRAPHS
zuñiga Alonso, Putu Aris Sumardiana

CONSTRUCTIONS
Pt Bamboo Pure

AREA
227 M²

YEAR
2023

LOCATION
Kecamatan Ubud, Indonesia

CATEGORY
Hospitality Architecture, Wellbeing, Wellness Interiors

is a wellness space at the Alchemy Yoga Center in Bali. Featuring natural materials with artisanal and innovative systems, its form facilitates balance. Encircled by earthen walls that offer support for yoga practices, it has a comforting sense of enclosure.

The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso

Bamboo arches soar overhead from mounded foundations, a balance that reflects the human form, grounding and extending.

Five grid shell roof petals are arranged for gradients of natural light to wash across each convex interior, bringing focus inward while illuminating a space that best helps us embody the yoga practice.

The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso

On the heels of the Arc at Green School, this structure employs many of the same groundbreaking details and structural gymnastics pioneered two years ago but is arranged in a dynamic new orchestration to achieve clear spans of 21m.

The Lumi Shala uses prescriptively curved and meticulously detailed bundled bamboo arches tied together with structural anticlastic grid shells.

The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso

In the gaps between the five overlapping roof surfaces are deep trusses, artfully angled so as not to be seen from the interior, which gives way to a feeling of airy lightness.

The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso


The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso
The Lumi Shala
© Zuñiga Alonso

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