Sukawidi Ubud Bali is a villa compound hiding within Ubud’s natural environment. The compound has a few private villas with different architectural styles. Some of which are traditional Indonesian houses such as joglos, limasan, and others. Each of these villas has a uniqueness to them. As a result, we took inspiration from the pre-existing architectural features. One of which is using recycled teak wood and the use of traditional architectural vocabulary.
While Sukawidi Ubud offers a number of rentable villas, it misses the feature of reception and supporting facilities. Looking at this situation, we suggested having a more gracious space that holds and acts as a lobby building. We recommended designing a long wooden pavilion that is able to hold several functions. As a result, the building is designed to have a reception desk, a small kitchen providing drinks, and an indoor and outdoor lounge. All these space are combined under one continuous structure and roof.
Since Ubud is a place of greenery and lush landscapes, we want this pavilion to integrate nicely with its surroundings. The wooden pavilion of Sukawidi Ubud uses recycled teak wood for its structure, a wood commonly used in traditional Indonesian houses. Every plank of the teakwood is around 25cm wide and sits in a warehouse owned by the client. We arranged the planks in such a way as to not drill or cut them in any way. As a result, the recycled teak wood is kept intact and reusable for any future needs. Additionally, the ulin wood shingles covering the pavilion represent a more rustic and traditional feel. The structure of the building itself uses recycled teak wood beams taken from a traditional joglo house and reused. All together, we want to have a seamless feel between the existing villas and this pavilion.