Vivere off the grid – Earthship by Mike Reynolds

Sono oltre 40 anni che l’architetto americano Mike Reynolds costruisce “Earthships“. Diversi modelli di quest’edificio completamente ecosostenibile sono stati realizzati in tutto il mondo, alcuni sono diventati residenze private, altri uffici o case di vacanze, mentre alcuni Earthship sono stati adottati all’interno di piani di emergenza abitativa. Con il suo design inusuale e sempre diverso, […]

6 Traditional Indonesian Houses

LUMBUNG – SASAK – LOMBOK Meaning “rice barn”, the Lumbung is traditionally used to store rice. It has bamboo walls (bedek), a wooden floor and a thatched roof and can be easily distinguished by the mountain-shaped roof that dives downwards to the ground. Signifiant “grenier”, le Lumbung est traditionnellement utilisé pour stocker le riz. Les […]

A data trove to support a hoped-for shark sanctuary in Indonesia

The sun is rising behind Mount Rinjani as a group of divers boards a boat to Shark Point, a spot popular among sea turtles and reef sharks on the north side of this small island in the Gili Matra marine preserve. They are going on a survey dive to record sightings of the sea creatures, with the hope this data will support the effort to establish Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary — a fully protected marine area where all commercial fishing, possession and trade of shark species and their products are prohibited.

A Sasak roof over your head

Lumbung are a typical structure of Sasak culture, and traditionally used as a rice barn. The charm of this traditional building has conquered modern designers, and the Lumbung has now been adopted as a contemporary style for the design of private houses and bungalows where many people opt to stay during their holidays. However, this is just a small example of Sasak architecture, a well-kept building tradition that integrates people’s needs, identity and beliefs.