alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone
 

alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone

river house by alexis dornier is a five-bedroom residence located in pererenan, bali, whose main structure and surfaces are built with reclaimed timber and locally sourced sandstone. the living rooms and garden of the premises are located on the ground level, while, above them, seemingly hovers a cubic volume, which contains all private spaces. the house’s terrace is complete with an expansive, long and narrow pool that creates a graphic juxtaposition to the first floor’s horizontal configuration.alexis dornier builds river house in bali using reclaimed timber and local sandstoneall images © kiearch

 

 

alexis dornier has embedded the existing topography of bali’s beautiful landscape within the inside of the building, using it as the over-arching feature for a three dimensional experience. a palm tree forest, banana and bodhi trees surround the building and make it part of the silhouette consisting of rolling hills and lush rice fields. different passages, walkways and spaces lead through the house, where reclaimed timber and locally sourced sandstone evoke a sense of timelessness, firmness and reference back to bali’s vernacular building culture. alexis dornier builds river house in bali using reclaimed timber and local sandstone

 

 

the side and front elevations of the residence are clad in a wooden lattice, which changes the scale of the arrangement into a more abstract object, rather than a traditional home with windows. bedrooms are carefully furnished and the natural stone finish attributes to each of those spaces a character of retreat and recreation. large windows in the bedrooms offer great views way above ground, which capture sunsets above coconut trees. as one ascends the building, circulation leads through semi outdoor spaces with unexpected perspectives and atmospheres, and finally reaches a vast roof garden which is accessible through the central atrium that is covered by a large skylight.

alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstonealexis dornier builds river house in bali using reclaimed timber and local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali using reclaimed timber and local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali using reclaimed timber and local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali using reclaimed timber and local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone alexis dornier builds river house in bali cladding surfaces with reclaimed timber + local sandstone

 

project info:

 

name: river house

architect: alexis dornier

location: pererenan, bali, indonesia

total floor size: 1440 m²

construction: bali construction

light: studio nimmersatt

interior: chelsey mcphedran

landscape: anton joel clark

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