The lush tropical climate of Bali has resulted in a very distinct architecture, which makes use of large, pitched-roof overhangs, and lots of wood and bamboo finishes.
These traditional elements have been reinterpreted in modern dwellings by means of tropical landscape settings, courtyards, swimming pools and koi ponds. The combination of stone and plastered and painted walls in earthy colours blends well with clay and concrete roof tiles, and even thatched roofs.
Detailed plasterwork such as a plinth and bands around window openings painted in contrasting colours adds some substance to the design. Floor finishes range from wood and terracotta to stone and tinted cement. The Bali style is equally suitable for the South African climate and has been growing in popularity.