View of front of building showing 3 floors and swimming pool and gardens

Bisma Villa

  1. Boutique Villa Hotel
  2. Ubud, Bali
  3. Cancelled
  4. 500m2

The owners of this piece of land in Ubud wanted to build a modern eight bedroom villa and run like a mini hotel.

It was a small site for this number of bedrooms (all ensuite too). So to achieve the eight, while still making sure each one felt private and spacious, along with good-sized communal areas, we designed the villa over three levels. Each level is flat and relatively low so that the overall building didn’t feel too high or over-bearing.

Because the owners wanted a long pool, there wasn’t enough room for garden on the lower level. There also wasn’t the budget for green roofs or terraces. So instead we designed in planter boxes right the way around the upper level, and a bamboo screen around the middle level that climbing plants eventually grow up and in between.

Unfortunately this one was not to be. After breaking ground, the project was cancelled shortly after due to some funding issues.

Close up of bamboo screen cladding and penthouse level with long swimming pool and open terrace
Double height dining space looking out onto sunbathing terrace
Open living area with Dali artwork and sofa
Roof terrace and garden with red tile floor and black metal balustrade
Bamboo wood cladding creating shade and privacy to building
Sun-loungers on terrace with swimming pool
View over long swimming pool with tropical landscaping and gardens