Location: Cepaka Village, Tabanan, Bali
Build area: 500m2
The owner of this three-bedroom villa are a couple who often travel between Bali and overseas. Therefore, their brief was to create a place that could easily accommodate guests who visit, but also felt cozy when they were at home alone. Keeping the house energy efficient was also an important-factor, which we’re always happy to hear.
All materials were simple to make and locally sourced. We used a rough exposed finish and a local stone for the walls to help keep the house cool. The recycled teakwood cladding on the outside and inside also helps to make things feel warmer and more homely.
We designed big skylights in the roof and openable windows all around the upstairs to let in lots of natural light and to allow views out to surrounding coconut groves. There’s also a large overhang on the roof to protect the house from downpours during the rainy season.
Downstairs the sliding glass doors that wrap around the whole living space can be opened all the way up, which is – great for ventilation and when you’re entertaining guests. Closing them back up is perfect for casual evenings in front of the TV.