The 3-villa compound sits on an 800 sqm coconut tree intense piece of land in Kedungu, Bali. The region of Kedungu in Tabanan shares the same coastline as the famous Canggu beach. Black sandy beaches, a variety of restaurants, and beach clubs are only minutes away from Kedungu Villas. The site’s unique characteristics give this project an interesting identity, villas among the coconut trees. In addition, the site is tucked in, away from the main road giving it a surprise and private arrival.
Location: Kedungu, Bali
Stage: Completed in 2023
Function: Rent-able Villas
Land Area: 800 sqm
Building Area: 350 sqm
The site has quite a few well-grown coconut trees and mango trees spreading across the entire land. Due to this, we feel that we should take this as a key feature of the concept. Each of the trees either penetrates or touches the buildings in different ways. Some of them go straight through the roof. While others barely touch the buildings. Others are respected by adjusting the position and mass of the buildings. As a result, every plot at Kedungu Villas has its own arrangement and is different from one another. This in return, makes each and every villa unique.
"Building and shaping each character out of distance, shadow, light, and texture. Inviting the trees and bringing them to the foreground. No one can resist gazing out at it"
In designing the Kedungu Villas, we want to embed the architecture into the local context. Firstly, we are taking on the horizontality and verticality of the coconut trees. By doing so, we apply the horizontal and vertical lines of the coconut trees to the architectural and interior design language. The design language translates to using a lot of lines in architecture, materiality, and textures.
Spatial-wise, we want to have different experiences for each of the 3 units at Kedungu Villas. One example would be, the playfulness of double volumes and compressed spaces is one of the architectural features that we use in this project. In addition, each of the main spaces has a different location and spatial experience. However, all of these differences share one connection, the roof spanning through all villas.