the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle

step inside the loop, a spiraling residence in bali

 

Architect Alexis Dornier introduces his latest creative concept, The Loop, to Bali‘s lush jungle. Commissioned with a simple yet profound brief — ‘we have lived in boxes our entire life – we now seek the opposite’ — Dornier embarked on a journey to create a residence that breaks free from conventional living and defies gravity. The resulting design unfolds as a mesmerizing figure 8 spiral that stands on a steep slope, seemingly floating above the ground, offering a continuous fluid movement and ever-changing vantage points. Its radial layout offers an immersive living experience. At the same time, carefully selected materials, including concrete, wood, and natural stone, steadily integrate the structure with the Indonesian flora, adding an element of sophistication and modernity to the free-spirited dwelling. 

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
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alexis dornier’s journey into uncharted territories

 

For Alexis Dornier (see more here), The Loop’s unconventional layout naturally posed unique challenges that demanded innovative solutions. Bending materials in two dimensions and resolving complex geometrical situations required meticulous planning and close collaboration with skilled artisans as well as the client, whose active involvement in material selection enriched the final design. According to the architect, it was a journey into uncharted territory, pushing the boundaries of architectural possibilities. Moreover, the strategic layout of the house ensures that each room frames scenic views of the Bali jungle and a sense of discovery. From the intimate bedrooms to the communal areas, each space becomes an oasis of tranquility.

‘The completion of this remarkable project exemplifies the power of collaboration, innovation, and the human spirit’s boundless creativity. It stands as a testament to our commitment as architects to challenge the ordinary and create spaces that inspire and captivate all who encounter them,’ concludes Alexis Dornier. 

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
a figure 8 spiral creating a fluid movement

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
immersing the residents in Bali’s lush jungle

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
combining wood, concrete, and natural stone

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the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
each space becomes an oasis of tranquility

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
bedroom area

the loop by alexis dornier unfolds as a figure 8 spiral embracing bali's lush jungle
Alexis Dornier worked closely with skilled artisan and the client for material selection

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