The Iman is a 5 bedroom luxury holiday villa set amongst the curving rice Paddi that typify this area of Bali on a gently sloping site.
The owners purchased 2 plots in a subdivision where the ‘developer” specified single storey construction (only) In order to free up as much of the land as possible for lawns and play areas for the owners young family, Gfab elected to place 2 of the bedrooms within the pitch of the terracotta roof itself.
The steeply pitched roof is created using locally made traditional terracotta tiles and forms much of the entry elevation, the tiles being organized much as one might a frieze/bas relief. Upon entry, such interpretations of traditional architecture are abandoned to create an internal landscape of planted terraces.
Materials employed are kept to a limited palette of locally sourced stone, timber, and rough shuttered concrete. The house is separated by the 25m pool, into 2 distinct “blocks” the lower of which has its own access and allows the owner to lease part of the villa independently to the rest should the case arise.