WOHA sculpts the balinese cliffs with alila villas
WOHA sculpts the balinese cliffs with alila villas WOHA sculpts the balinese cliffs with alila villas
jul 06, 2013

WOHA sculpts the balinese cliffs with alila villas

singapore-based architecture practice WOHA has completed the alila hotel-uluwatu in bali, indonesia. composed of a series of semi-transparent rectangular boxes, the design is such that the exterior and interior are merely extensions of one another. delicate wooden lattice work dissolves from the opaque nature of the floor and roof to the wall planes where slivers barely cover the extraordinary views to the nearby sea.



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various reflecting pools define a landscape rife with palm trees and interplay solid land and aqueous void. the structure was sure to adhere to strict ecologically-sensitive measures throughout its construction and maintenance. local recyclable and recycled materials are used throughout the project with special attention given to the treatment of water on site.



rainwater is harvested naturally, conserved, and re-routed to pools and gardens to feed the plethora of balinese plants that work to preserve the indigenous vegetation. the result is a seemingly small scale private composition of rooms hidden within the context, with a sensible design that does not retract environmentally or socially from its location.





  • Wondering where I should go for holidays. Now I know!

    aurelia-m says:
  • i have being there two years ago… stunning! breath–taken!!!

    robert says:

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