SAOTA’s First Completed Project in Bali

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES Adam Letch

SAOTA has designed a resort-inspired home in Bali’s Uluwatu, the South African architecture firm’s first completed project in the Indonesian province.

Situated on a limestone cliff edge, the home boasts spectacular views of the ocean and the rugged surrounding terrain. On entry, guests are greeted with a row of palm trees, stone-clad walls and a floating staircase situated over a striking water feature.

The layout of the home consists of separate spaces and suites that integrate indoor and outdoor living, ideal for the region’s tropical climate. The spaces are connected by courtyards, gardens and planted terraces.

The home is made up of intimate living spaces complemented by larger areas for entertaining and socialising. Making use of both heavy and lightweight materials, including locally-sourced stone, the team at SAOTA combined distinctive timberwork with concrete and natural stone elements, creating a contemporary take on the area’s vernacular architecture.

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