This project is the renovation and
extension of a hotel located in the Seminyak area in Bali. Seminyak itself is a
very dynamic blend of many diverse Eastern and Western cultures and lifestyles,
giving the city its unique eclectic characteristic.
Elements of both the traditional
and modern architecture can be seen throughout the entire city and have equally
inspired the design. Right from the initial stages of design, a cross-shaped
layout was developed to maximize the useable area, whilst ensuring that the
external views were unobstructed by surrounding buildings. The architecture
itself is designed to the proportions of the traditional Balinese pavilion,
with its roof visible from the front of the hotel.
The heavy stone at the base
contrasts with the light wooden structure above. The character of the stone and
wood-carvings are used to illustrate modernity, whilst preserving the essence of
traditional Balinese culture. Each of the patterns used derive from traditional
Balinese textiles, weaving the architecture together into an integrated whole
from the entrances, canopies and beyond.
Each space of the renovated and extended hotel is a mixture
of old and new, blurring the demarcation between tradition and modernity,
resulting in an eclectic piece of architecture that adds to the character and
richness of the city of Seminyak.
PT. Atelier 6 Stuktur
PT. Metakom C Pranata
EDG Interior Architecture + Design
Belt Collins International (Thailand)
Light Wise & Associates