The Uluwatu Project Bali started out for us as an interior design project. The project was already under construction when we were asked to continue the architectural design as well and make some adjustments to it. The client wants us to add our architectural and interior signature to the project. However, since the project is already under construction, we had to come up with an idea pretty fast. Finally, after several presentations, the client decided to move forward with our approach and idea.
The existing condition of the project already has its main structure and shape in place. Therefore, we want to add as many of Bada’s ideas to the project as possible. One of which, adjust several layouts of the rooms and designing the public facilities of the project. Additionally, we want to adjust the materials to reflect a tropical project. As a result, some walls need to move and receive a make-over.
The curved walls are an interesting part of the project. Due to this, we want to embrace the shape further. One of the ideas we have is to adjust the materiality of the walls. We want the material of the walls to be able to highlight the shapes. At the same time, we want the material to be an extra feature of the architecture and interior of the project. We, therefore, decided to use wooden shingles as the key material for the project covering the walls.