alexis dornier completes spacious strachwitz residence in bali
alexis dornier completes spacious strachwitz residence in bali alexis dornier completes spacious strachwitz residence in bali
mar 04, 2016

alexis dornier completes spacious strachwitz residence in bali

alexis dornier completes spacious strachwitz residence in bali
all images courtesy of alexis dornier




the ‘strachwitz residence’ is a private home designed by german architect alexis dornier in mas, on the indonesian island of bali. the structure is a wooden-clad space composed of steel beams, with traditional teak wood shingles and decking. various cross-sections of cantilevered A-frames create a sequence of volumes that separate and give character to the rustic dwelling.

south elevation




the distribution and orientation of spaces maximize privacy for each room, and the large upper floor serves as the point for all communal activities. the ‘strachwitz’ façade is predominately open, which serves to unite interior and exterior, as well as emphasize the experience of living beneath palm trees in the lush, tropical environment of bali.

alexis dornier strachwitz residence bali indonesia
pool as part of the living deck; confluence of outdoors and indoor

the dining area under the canopy is sunken to evoke a grounded atmosphere

alexis dornier strachwitz residence bali indonesia
deck and surroundings

alexis dornier strachwitz residence bali indonesia
a small cutout lets trees come up through the floor

overlooking dining area to pool deck, ‘salt shaker lamps’ designed by eric urmetzer for tomorrow-licious

alexis dornier strachwitz residence bali indonesia
alone or together, the ‘strachwitz house’ combines all under one roof

roof at night

cross section with various typologies of the home


second floor

lower floor plan



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edited by: nick brink | designboom


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