Ubud House, Bali, Indonesia
The existing house was open plan facing on to the adjacent rice fields. The back half of the house contained two bedrooms with a mezzanine studio over. The bath, shower, kitchen and living areas were housed under a traditional alang alang roof, but open to the outside with no external walls. The rear garden area provided privacy but was lacking in natural daylight owing to a high level canopy of coconut trees.
The brief was to utilise the rear garden and include that as usable living area. This would also provide a more suitable location for entertaining with direct access from the main entrance.
New ponds, planters and landscaping were incorporated into the design along with a custom designed six metre stone carving depicting local flora and fauna. The carving provides a feature backdrop to the main pond and entrance.