david lombardi: villa sapi in indonesia
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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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