Type: Villa Development
Location: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Build area: 3500m2
Prior to the global pandemic we were appointed to design a villa development in Labuan Bajo in Flores. With a rapidly increasing tourism sector, largely due to the Komodo National Park – the client planned to sell units as an investment and then operate the development with investors receiving an annual return.
On the 5800m2 site we designed 14 modern 3-bedroom villas along with an reception building, restaurant and support facilities.
For the architecture, we wanted things to feel modern with simple modular forms, clean lines, and a neutral colour palette. To reduce the impact of the flat roof structures we designed green roofs that would promote biodiversity whilst helping to insulate the buildings. We also added a traditional grass roof pavilion to give reference to the location.
For the interior we softened things up with recycled timbers, local stones, pandan weaves and subtle colours coming through in the tribal ikats and linens. Furniture pieces were influenced by geometric patterns found in Flores.
Sadly due to the pandemic this project went on hold. We hope with time that the project will be restarted.