Bali. The texture of wood, stone and brick of a villa in the forest

In the lush setting of the Bali hills, Studio Jencquel reinterprets the traditional Indonesian pavilion in a contemporary key, dampening the vernacular excesses through a rigorous use of local forms and materials.

Literally "The House of Dawn" in Bahasa language, Villa Rumah Fajar reinterprets the architectural typology of the bale agung, an Indonesian community pavilion developed along its length and traditionally located in the center of the village. In an isolated and camouflaged position on the side of a hill, Villa Rumah Fajar emerges from the vegetation through the weft of its façade, which integrates in a controlled design of volumes and textures materials such as Balinese terracotta bricks, volcanic stone - not surprisingly, construction began in 2017 in conjunction with the explosion of the Gunung Agung volcano - and charred Ironwood wood according to the Japanese techniques of Shou-Sugi-Ban.

Even the interiors prefer a vernacular language devoted to a refined simplicity, where the local echo resonates in the craftsmanship of furniture and partitions that furnish the four bedrooms and common areas, all united by the neutral tones of the finishes. Accessible through a zig-zag pier, a path that according to local tradition helps to confuse and drive away evil spirits, the threshold of the villa is flanked by votive statues that evoke the spirituality of the island. Around it, nature manifests its lush strength by dissolving the boundary between interior and exterior and imposing itself through the views of the landscape and the experience of the gardens designed by Maximilian Jencquel, head of the homonym Studio Jencquel, who signed the project.

Studio Jencquel
400 sqm

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