alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber and a façade of movable screens
 

alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber and a façade of movable screens

architect alexis dornier has built ‘ocean view 5 (aperture house)’, a handcrafted, two-bedroom residence that combines carefully selected reused timber, glass, steel elements and singaraja limestone cladding. forming part of the ‘uluwatu surf villas’, a surf and travel resort in bali, indonesia, the three-storey house sits on a sloping plot and offers panoramic views of the indian ocean.

 alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens
all images by kiearch

 

 

situated on the western cliffside edge of uluwatu, bali, the uluwatu surf villas resort blends with its surrounding landscape and nature. designed by alexis dornier with tim russo, ‘aperture house’ is divided into three floors: a stone-clad bedroom surrounded by tropical green foliage on the ground floor; a living room, which opens up to an outdoor recreational area on the middle floor; and a top floor bedroom with panoramic views of the indian ocean. additionally, a small pool, a private garden and a deck are located on the terrace of the middle level.

 alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens

 

 

the structure’s main material is carefully selected reused timber, combined with glass sliding doors and windows, steel elements, and singaraja limestone cladding. meanwhile, the façade consists of movable screens that filter and soften the tropical sunlight, enabling the external shading of the large glass elements that can be opened on all four sides of the building, thus changing the residence’s appearance. internally, the rooms house a small collection of vintage black and white photography by surf photographer dick hoole.

 alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens

 alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens  alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens

 

 

project info:

 

location: uluwatu surf villas, uluwatu, bali, indonesia
instagram: uluwatu surf villas
program: private residence, part of uluwatu surf villas
architectural design: alexis dornier
construction: bali construction
interior design: alexis dornier with tim russo
size: 120 sqm / 1,292 sqf
lot size: 300 sqm / 3,229 sqf
villa size: 108 sqm / 1,163 sqf
pool size: 18 sqm / 194 sqf
status: completed march, 2019
collaborators: uluwatu surf villas
brands: grohe, toto, tecnogas, franke, LG, sika flex
photography: kiearch

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,113 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample