Location: Ubud, Bali
Build area: 500m2
The owners of this piece of land in Ubud, called Bisma Villa wanted to build a modern eight-bedroom villa to be operated as run like a mini-hotel.
It was a relatively small site for this number of bedrooms, including ensuites. So to achieve this, whilst ensuring sure each bedroom still felt private and spacious, we designed the villa over three levels. Each level was made flat with low ceilings so that the overall building didn’t feel over-bearing.
The owners of Bisma Villa also requested a long pool, which left no room for any green space on the lower level. So instead, we designed planter boxes around the upper level, and a bamboo screen around the middle level for climbing plants to grow into.
Unfortunately, the Bisma Villa project was cancelled shortly after breaking ground due to some funding issues.