A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali by Patisandhika Sidarta and Dan Mitchell was the subject of the second Architecture Project Talks webinar produced by Dezeen and Gaggenau. You can register via this link to watch the webinar on-demand.
Architect Sidarta and designer Mitchell delivered a presentation about the concrete house they designed collaboratively, which is nestled between rice fields on the Indonesian island of Bali.
The pair discussed the building's idiosyncratic geometric form, designing with energy efficiency in mind for Bali's tropical climate, working with the natural landscape and local artisans.
Completed in 2019, and featuring in Dezeen's top 10 houses of that year, A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali is a 512-square-metre concrete house with timber and concrete interiors accentuated by plants and trees.
The exterior features overhanging concrete slabs, which lend the building its dramatic form while also protecting the interior from intense sunlight and overheating.
At the heart of the house sits a double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling glazing that faces the building's lush surroundings.
The living area is surrounded by split levels – a homage to the late Californian architect Ray Kappe, who incorporated this feature into his own Los Angeles home, Kappe Residence.
To enhance natural ventilation, Sidarta and Mitchell designed the kitchen/diner without walls, connecting the space directly to the outside.
A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali also houses a music studio, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and one outdoor shower.
Sidarta is an architectural designer and co-founder of Indonesian architecture practice Sidarta and Sandjaja, alongside Tommy Sandjaja.
The studio's mission is to create energy-efficient contemporary architecture that draws on Indonesia's local materials and artistry, while addressing cultural issues.
Mitchell is a Newcastle-born interdisciplinary designer, who moved to Bali in 2014 to explore sustainable and regenerative approaches to design.
In 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Mitchell founded Space Available, a creative platform and a circular design studio.
Prior to this, he was creative director of hospitality lifestyle group, Potato Head, which recently opened a resort opened by OMA
Architecture Project Talk: A Tropical Home in Bali will take place at 1:00pm London time on 2 December 2022. Register to join the webinar.
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