kengo kuma envisions tranquil bali villa escapes with timber screening kengo kuma envisions tranquil bali villa escapes with timber screening
jan 16, 2017

kengo kuma envisions tranquil bali villa escapes with timber screening

 

kengo kuma has envisioned a series of villas located in the bukit peninsula, the southernmost point of bali. in total, there would be six villas named ‘tsubomi’, a yoga pavilion, and greenhouse constructed on a gently inclined site and perched on a sandstone cliff overlooking the indonesian coast.

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all images © kengo kuma & associates

 

 

the construction intends to marry architecture and nature. kengo kuma titled the project ‘tsubomi villas’, a name that translates from japanese to mean ‘flower bud’ — a form that is showcased in the hyperbolic paraboloid roof canopy. this delicate screen would be fabricated using layers of overlapping wood, protecting the villas in a way that privacy and openness can coexist.

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the design would feature a hyperbolic paraboloid canopy

 

 

in turn, this organic and blossoming structure corresponds to the existing topography, tropical climate, with the interior design following a similar sympathetic relationship evident in the exterior. the surrounding landscape will turn into a sprawling garden to include water features, local vegetation, high palm trees, and layers of flowers.

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the interior would cater to the inhabitants needs

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timber louvers wrap the exterior of the villas organically

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the name ‘tsubomi’ means flower bud in japanese

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the site would be set a stone’s throw from the ocean and nestled amidst the tropical forest

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architectural model of the villas

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project info:

 

location: bali, indonesia
tentative construction completion: 2018
program: 6 villas + yoga pavilion + greenhouse
site area: 20,000 sqm
total floor area: 3,600 sqm

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