Bamboo is the most sustainable resource for buildings today and we believe it will occupy a big part of the future of construction. It is our favorite building material and has unparalleled strength, beauty and grace.
Our bamboo is carefully selected from the river valleys and mountains of the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia. It is harvested from clumps that, once established, grow a new generation of shoots each year. It takes just a few months for a new bamboo shoot to reach its full height, and in three years it becomes timber ready for harvest. PT Bamboo Pure takes great care to ensure that only the mature poles are harvested, creating an incentive for bamboo farmers to allow the younger shoots to grow to maturity for subsequent years’ harvests.
In the past, bamboo buildings were susceptible to termites and powder post beetle infestations that would eat the bamboo to dust. Bamboo Pure bamboo is treated in a solution using boron, a naturally occurring salt that renders bamboo indigestible to insects. It has a toxicity level just 1.5 times greater than that of regular table salt. The solution is reused in a closed-loop system ensuring minimal impact on the immediate ecosystem.
Bamboo Pure is made of teams of skilled craftspeople, many of whom are descended from generations of wood and stone carvers. We are proud to be continuing and evolving age-old traditions so they can live on in Bali and take on new life around the world. We do this by working with Ibuku and other designers and architects to realize their visions, combining ancestral construction techniques with new ideas and technologies.
Are you interested in purchasing bamboo? Reach out to us via this page. We look forward to getting to know you, hearing about your bamboo dreams, and helping to make them a reality.