This blog showcases a selection of private houses, art galleries and restaurant that best illustrates this concept of new tropical internationalism’. The structures certainly exist apart from â”and beyondâ”the traditional Balinese architectural legacy, even if craft-based touches remain. There are homes with Japanese Zen influences, a restored 150-year-old Toba Batak house with a modern interior, a new villa born from Spanish colonial inspirations in the same compound as a 19th-century
Joglo pavilion. Wooden shingles from Borneo and local merbau and bengkerai woods mix and mingle with metal, steel and plastic. BALI HOUSE DESIGN STUDIO Strong lines and geometric forms sometimes replace the softer along along roofs. The variety is in the architectural style; the unity comes in the fact that the buildings all somehow display a contemporary aesthetic.
View of the swimming pool from the living area in Edith Jesuttis’s Spanish-style villa.