March 3, 2022

Bali’s Bamboo Revolution is Shaping the Future of Architecture

Faced with the challenges of a global pandemic, the word “pivot” was on every business owner’s mind when things started shutting down. For Bamboo U’s founder, Orin Hardy, the difficulties were especially pronounced. A design and build intensive course, Bamboo U needed participants to be physically in Bali for an 11-day immersion into the bamboo world. When the pandemic hit, Bamboo U could not conduct in-person classes and the financial responsibilities piled on. With a baby on the way, Orin looked inward for inspiration, and found an inner world of virtual possibilities. He gives us a peek into his world and how he harnessed technology to adapt and emerge stronger.