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Balinese architecture

Architecture as a creative force

At first glance, these three projects may seem completely disparate, but underpinning each of them is a creative approach that meets at the juncture of sustainable thinking, traditional techniques and modern ideas.

Spiralling jungle modernism by Alexis Dornier

The Loop is designed as a pair of interconnecting circles, with the figure eight spiral of the interior space made up of intersecting corkscrews that flow through the floors to be met and crossed by long cool corridors and lush jungle views

Rising sun

Designed to embrace the tropics, this architect’s home in Ubud, Bali reinterprets traditional ‘long houses’ as it emerges from the jungle.

Creating a Sanctuary

While jetting off to tropical resorts and spas across South East Asia might not be as easy as it once was, a sense of escape can still be found in one’s bathroom, as Stephen Crafti reports.