In this almost 900-square-metre villa located in Sanur, Bali, a powerfully relaxing atmosphere is both defined by and offset by a strong modern and tropical design concept. The owner, a self-confessed dreamer, needed a retreat from his busy life Jakarta, and this site, overlooking a golf course, was selected as the perfect spot. In fact, it was the undulating, curvilinear form of the landscape, as well as the existing home, that the architectural team at Jakarta-based D’Associates took as their inspiration for the new home’s design.
“We generally find that our main inspiration comes when we see a site for the first time,” says the principal architect with D’Associates, Gregorius Supie Yolodi, better known as Supie. “And this new house was actually a transformation from an older structure, which the family used as a weekend home.”
The new house is a bold and dramatic statement when viewed from the outside. It is dominated by recycled iron and wood, which gives it a boxy look—but the look of a box that is slightly elevated from the ground. Inside, it is divided into two main areas that are determined by their functionality: the living and dining areas. A visually unexpected courtyard in the centre is covered by a skylight and also has a direct connection to the pool area that divides the main spaces. The overall design work is characterised by a desire to open up spaces, allowing in natural air and light.
As well as D’Associates acting as the architects, the project included the work of contractor Paul Tendean from PT CKBP, as well as Krisna Triadi as the structural engineer and Rusman Riady as the mechanical, engineering and plumbing consultant. This, says, Supie, was something of a dream team for a dream project. Each person and part of the team contributed, especially in making it the perfect fit not only for the owner, but for the site it sits in.
Read the full article in Indonesia Tatler Homes issue.
Text by Ria Iskandar and Photography by Mario Wibowo