‘issi villa’ by budi pradono architects, seminyak, baliimage © budi pradono architects all images courtesy budi pradono architects




indonesian practice budi pradono architects have recently completed ‘issi villa’, a dwelling which interprets the traditional balinese residence with a modern twist in seminyak, bali. dividing the site into 9 areas, the ‘sanga mandala’ concept references the typical pavilions wrapping around an outdoor courtyard. replacing the typical main design element, a swimming pool forms a central datum on the site, manipulating the relationship between interior and exterior program. the front entrance contains the kitchen, strategically placing the fire element of the brahma god to ward off evil spirits before they enter the home.


paralleling the cultural appreciation for ceremonial events, an internal procession eventually leads to the dynamic upper floor bridge, becoming a secondary courtyard space. locally-sourced materials inclusing volcanic stone, andasit stone and sandstone unify the complex. recycled iron wood is found on the decks and terrace as well as reused teakwood for floor finishes. a white perforated metal sheet depicting a tree pattern wraps the first floor, adding a screen for privacy and enclosure capable of producing unique interplay of light and shadow throughout the course of the day.

budi pradono architects: issi villa bridge approaching upper level veranda image © krishna aditya

budi pradono architects: issi villa (left) metal perforated skin wraps the upper level (right) garden space images © krishna aditya

budi pradono architects: issi villa upper level veranda wrapped with a perforated metal skin image © krishna aditya

budi pradono architects: issi villa (left) entry to the veranda from the bridge (right) dynamic shadows and light patterns within the residence images © krishna aditya

budi pradono architects: issi villa at night image © krishna aditya



project info:


project title: issi villa client: s & r location: seminyak bali design phase: july 2008 – may 2009 construction phase: june 2009 – june 2011 architect: budi pradono architect firm: budi pradono architects project architect in chief: budi pradono architect assistants: adhi wibowo hendradiningrat, anton suryono, ardyan fernando hutagaol assistant architects support: ian flood, angga setia kurniawan, maria olivia sohuat model maker: daryanto, angga setia kurniawan structure engineering: suhartoyo, pt. toyo cahya enginering mep consultant engineer: hardian solusi engineering landscape design: budi pradono architects interior design: budi pradono project manager: pt. saudara dua bangsa, john fritzgerald ( phase i ) primo design, nunk prayitno ( phase ii ) civil contractor: david teopilus, cv. adi jaya mep contractor: lukito pramono, cv. lintas daya  lighting designer: hadi komara associates land area: 1554 m² building coverage: 524 m² build area: 645 m² total building area: 1169 m²