This well designed French colonial combined with Balinese accents 4-star…
Designed around a collection of three historic artifacts, the design of Villa Heidi seeks to explore the boundaries of contemporary architecture and traditional Indonesian building styles.
Framing the carved, wooden ‘centerpieces’, once main structural elements of an ancient Javanese residential housing typology, the roof becomes the contemporary framework without actually touching or utilizing these elements.
Skylights and a floating mezzanine level highlight the three artifacts as ‘objet trouvés’. The house wants to be experienced in a three dimensional way by meandering along a transparent gallery, around a collection of objects in space. It forms plateaus to create different perspectives through the living room towards the inside and the surrounding exterior landscape. The gorgeous three bedroom glass walled home is very private. Enclosed living area overlooked the river and lush tropical forest. Under the loft like living room are two master guest suites with bathrooms – accessed through a suspended spiral staircase. The master bedroom is situated on the westerly end, forming a separate entity over looking the swimming pool.
The composition seeks to give space and wall space to an eclectic collection of art, photography, fine art, and a collection of design objects from mid century modern to traditional Balinese crafted wooden sculptures. The suspended ceiling is made from compressed bamboo fiber, and all hard surfaces are made from polished lava terrazzo. All wooden floors are made from reclaimed teak wood. Transparent facades frame the buildings surroundings of lush the lush jungle of Bali.
The town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance. The surrounding Ubud District’s rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. Ancient holy sites include the intricately carved Goa Gajah (“Elephant Cave”) and Gunung Kawi, with its rock-cut shrines.
Gianyar is a regency in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 368 km² and population of 470,380, making it the second most densely populated district in Bali. Its regency seat is Gianyar.