This two-story building is a stack of two distinctive expressions of architectural ideas. The ground floor is articulated as a simple box volume that holds the living room, kitchen, foyer and garage. It acts as the pedestal for the above. The top floor has its own distinctive theme. A series of twisted surfaces express themselves as walls and ceilings, repeat and create a rhythmic sequence. Grid shells have always done it for us, as they suggest interesting and new ways to define roofs. In the Alpha House, walls become the roofs and create a silhouette, consisting of an iconic and rhythmic pattern that sticks with the mountain scape of Bali as it’s background. A pool runs parallel to the building direction and reflects it’s wavy character in the water plane. The building’s east-west orientation provides self shading and shields off neighbors. Materials used are walls with ‘kerobokan stone, a local hard sandstone found in the vicinity of the site, and represents a traditional material that people use for their constructions in Bali.
Architectural Design: Alexis Dornier
Construction Project: Surya Kembar
Building Date: 2020
Project Area: 280 sqm
Project Location: Ubud, Indonesia
WALL AND ROOF FLOORING