There are 12 studios across two levels and a penthouse apartment for the owner. Balconies circulate around and look over a central courtyard filled with fern trees and a pool with tricking water. “We proposed the idea of a tropical rainforest by placing green and zen elements in the centre to create a sensory experience in terms of the visual and in the rustling of leaves in the trees and light breeze that blows on to the skin,” says Dirgantara I Ketut, director of DDAP Architect. There is a communal swimming pool and rooftop garden to enjoy the sunrise, watch the stars or enjoy the prevailing breeze. Greenery cascades throughout Ruang Tekuni to amplify the tropical feel. Natural materials enhance the sense of calm and connect to the vernacular Balinese architecture. Pitched terracotta-tile roofs are inspired by the traditional Balinese rice-barn roof and help to create more interior space. Terracotta is also used for the façade screen, with the small openings in the breeze brocks allowing light and air to filter through and giving intricate pattern to the building. The studios are rustic and comfortable with insulated reinforced-concrete wall panels (used in conjunction with a steel structure to increase construction time and minimise waste) and recycled timber for the staircases and herringbone floors. The client’s penthouse – an ancient Chinese house – crowns the building, with his private library and workspace on the top floor. His artwork collection is also accommodated throughout Ruang Tekuni creating a homely feel for the expats who now call this paradise home. DDAP Architect ddaparchitect.com Photography by Sonny Sandjaya and DDAP Architect Dissection Information Wall panelling from B Panel Swimming pool by Desjoyaux Kitchen fixtures from Hafele & Teka Lamp from Ong Cen Kuang Furniture from Vivere
Pitched terracotta-tile roofs are inspired by the traditional Balinese rice-barn roof and help to create more interior space.
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Greenery cascades throughout Ruang Tekuni to amplify the tropical feel.
Both the exteriors and interiors at Lindis Lodge don’t subscribe to the archetypal cabin style. Any opportunities to showcase a unique view or nod to the unspoiled vastness of the area, from the window framing to the curvature of the building itself, were jumped upon. “I saw this as an opportunity to create something special rather than a standard American lodge, which has its appeal, but both the building and the experience is different here,” Christopher says.
The property has all the trappings of a five-star resort, but the biggest luxury at Lindis Lodge is the opportunity to quietly enjoy – in comfort and complete solitude – its striking 2700-hectare surrounds.
To temper the extreme climate range (it can get as hot at 35 degrees celsius in summer and minus 16 degrees celsius in winter) a series of sustainable solutions were introduced to the site. A geothermal heat pump system provides heating and hot water, while an energy efficient hydronic underfloor heating system along with insulated roofing regulates the temperature. Potable water is filtered through from the on-site bore and rainwater harvesting system. The property has all the trappings of a five-star resort, complete with a grand billiard room, elegant bedrooms and living spaces, even a private chef, but the biggest luxury at Lindis Lodge is the opportunity to quietly enjoy – in comfort and complete solitude – its striking 2700-hectare surrounds. Architecture Workshop architectureworkshop.co.nz Photography by Patrick Reynolds We think you might also like 5 Architect-Designed Homes You Can Stay Inabc
“I saw this as an opportunity to create something special rather than a standard American lodge.”
Sandi designed a new rear addition to accommodate the kitchen, dining, lounge, TV den and deck. The flat roof, open-plan interior and built-in furniture are a nod to mid-century architecture. The material palette of timber, black cabinetry and ceramic tiles has the warmth and craftsmanship associated with mid-century design.
The rectangular form was developed to connect and blur the boundaries between old and new and inside and outside.
The rectangular form was developed to connect and blur the boundaries between old and new and inside and outside. “These framed transitional spaces invite the inhabitants to rest between domains, enjoying the best of both worlds,” says Sandi. Timber battens fold over the covered deck, and a built-in window seat has prime aspect of the much-loved pear tree and is used for multiple purposes: “As a quiet reading nook, a spill-out space at parties, a platform to catch the morning sun, a stage for their daughters’ performances, a debriefing station at the end of the day, and also a handy storage space,” Sandi says. Ceiling heights and materials define different functional spaces within the interior. A lofty white ceiling with high-level windows over the lounge to bring in shafts of light throughout the day. Lowered timber ceilings create a cosier sense of space over the kitchen, dining table and den. A double-sided fireplace separates the lounge and den where a built-in daybed and pull-out trundle bed cater for family movie nights and kids’ slumber parties. The fireplace provides heat to both spaces and allows for a visual connection to the backyard and swimming pool. Sandi conceived the black kitchen with butler pantry as an object or pod inserted into the room. “Felicity loves to cook and enjoys the girls getting involved around the island bench, so the cooktop is front and centre and with a view to their garden,” she says. “We are proud of these personal connections this house has created: between family members and friends, and between architect and client – and dog too! It was a pleasure working on this project with this family and we still share a glass of wine from time to time.” Kuzman Architecture kuzman.com Photography by Tatjana Plitt Dissection Information Lysaght panel rib cladding in Night Sky Blackbutt timber battens Stringy bark strip timber flooring Stringy bark strip timber ceiling lining Blackbutt timber veneer joinery Matte black laminate joinery Inax wall tiles from Artedomus Custom architectural steelwork in matte black Cheminees Philippe double-sided fireplace White subway tiles Faucet Strommen tapware AWS glazed stacking doors and retractable insect screens ISM Objects wall lighting Mark Douglass Design pendant light We think you might also like Auchenflower House by Kelder Architectsabc
The flat roof, open-plan interior and built-in furniture are a nod to mid-century architecture.
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