By Kim Inglis
That includes 25 gorgeous modern houses, it showcases the tips of a brand new new release of proficient overseas and Indonesian designers. every one of those remarkable homes offers new options for age-old demanding situations illustrating how trendy glossy life will be completed via shrewdpermanent structure and inside layout. See the choice of crafty furnishings and furniture in open, ethereal rooms, the inclusion of traditional stone in shady courtyards and pools, and the plethora of hand made surfaces, gadgets and artifacts. a lot of those homes discover methods of decreasing strength intake for a extra sustainable, low-carbon destiny. Others current a contemporary city model of the tropical Bali layout type that has its roots in a conventional rural setting. All, even though, mix sleek know-how with unique neighborhood fabrics Balinese sandstone, volcanic rock, recycled ulin wooden for breezy indoor-outdoor residing. With over three hundred lovely photos via Danish photographer Jacob Termansen and an insightful textual content via British writer Kim Inglis, this booklet is a becoming testomony to the originality and ability of Balis layout international. (25 современных выдающихся домов из последних работ и проектов лучших международных и индонезийских архитекторов.)
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32 A slightly nautical front entrance gives out into a modern open-plan kitchen pavilion on the left, living quarters ahead, balé beyond and a two-storey building housing bedrooms on the right. All overlook the pool. The atmosphere is light, airy, summery, pristine and pure. In fact, as a study in purity, the home has some important lessons to impart: Everything looks super casual and thrown together, but, because of the palette, is far from it—corners cannot be cut and nothing can be hidden in such a clean-cut environment.
Its owner calls it the Bali equivalent of New York loft living. A bit of a hybrid, the home was originally the restaurant of the small resort that lies adjacent. The owner, René Wilhelm or Renato Guillermo de Pola as he is known in design circles, bought it in 2008 with a view to converting it into a studio; later he turned it into his own residence. After designing numerous homes for the European jet set in Ibiza, René relocated to Bali determined to plan and build a home that incorporated all the grandiose interior design 50 B A L I B Y D E S I G N Chapter heading 51 schemes he had not been able to put together —for one reason or another—in clients’ houses and apartments in the past.
All the furniture was built to the owner’s design by the studio of Stephane Sensey. Chapter heading 59 The owner, a famous designer and collector from France, traveled quite extensively throughout the Indonesian archipelago and further afield, to acquire the furniture, furnishings and artefacts in Villa Asli. Beautifully polished teak and ironwood are utilized—from floors to ceilings to roofs. Exterior porches provide serene views of the expansive gardens, bedrooms are extravagantly luxurious, and ensuite bathrooms all have private garden courts.