Contemporary tropical living
Issi Villa maximizes natural light and sensitivity to the use of material, reinterpreting the Balinese concept of living into modern life.
The main idea is how to transform the Balinese concept of home by dividing the land into 9 areas, Balinese called ‘Sanga Mandala’ concept.
In general, Bali house consists of pavilions surrounding courtyard (Madya Ning Madya) then put the kitchen area on the front side of the site. These organisations are implemented into the design of this Villa. Kitchen put on the front side, it's like there is a fire element, which is Brahma god, to ward off the evil spirits, which will go into the house.
Balinese ceremonial events are always through the stages of the change, which is transformed into the overall master plan ,such as Balinese processions on the way to appreciate the space, even in the whole entire ceremonial events are always through the stages of the change and they are very unique. I want to bring people into the building having a procession and finally arrive at a very dynamic space on the upper floor.
The envelope for the second floor pavilion is a secondary skin which works to provide privacy but at the same time also give a new identities, his image as white as an organic tree made of GRC and perforated metal sheet. I want to create a dynamic space so that the west side of this envelope will produce shadows, which vary each time based on the natural light. Shadows that are present to sign a marker for transitional spaces, which are always changing depending journey of the sun, finally created a lot of ambiguous spaces.
Local materials used as much as possible for this building, such as pores stone (volcanic stone), Andasit stone and white Sandstone are all easily obtained locally & Recycled iron wood for all the outside deck and terrace. The interior is also using recycled teakwood for the floor finish and the door.
The swimming pool is in the central as a datum to reorganize all the building inside the compound, which is play, a significant role of the re-interpretation of a contemporary courtyard. The bridge on the second floor became a new courtyard for the upper floor.