david lombardi: villa sapi in indonesia
david lombardi: villa sapi in indonesia david lombardi: villa sapi in indonesia
jan 24, 2013
david lombardi: villa sapi in indonesia

‘villa sapi’ by david lombardi, lombok, indonesia
all images courtesy of david lombardi




the tropical island of lombok with it’s dense coconut and palm tree forests and pristine beaches calls itself home to the ‘villa sapi‘ resort home on a three-hectare beachfront property. the work of canadian designer david lombardi offers a wide range of activities on the private premises, hosted at an impressive five bedroom home that offers a mix of traditional elements interpreted as contemporary spaces. this is also reflected in the material palette, as reinforced concrete transitions into ulin (a hard wood used for the roof construction), batu chandi (lava rock), paras (sandstone) and bamboo all sourced locally.


the main social area containing the kitchen and formal dining functions is housed in a vernacular typology in a very tall continuous space that opens to the exterior around the periphery. the thatched roof vernacular is in this case swapped for wood shingles that peel away at one corner to expose a glass covering that introduces a floating lounge in a rounded addition wrapped in bamboo stocks. several swimming pools are located throughout the complex profiting from the incredible landscape with varying levels of privacy. the rent-able home also makes use of the islands plentiful resources: light and water. solar water heaters and lighting lighten the load on the grid accompanied by a rainwater collection and recycling system integrated into the roof structure.

observation structure for the tennis courts

bamboo wall

view towards the bedrooms

bedroom in a contemporary setting

semi-private pool for the guest house

lounge area atop the house

main building

reflecting pool

brushed concrete texture along the wall

the dining area is open on all sides, surrounded by a shallow moat

dining with the lounge intervening in the space


living area

private sitting area



entry to the shore

beachfront area with pool




floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1

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