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20 Nov ’10

Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali | Hotel Design

Filed under: Architecture — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 11:00 pm


This hotel and villa development is designed as an ecologically sustainable development designed by WOHA. Located on the dry savannah landscape of the Bukit Peninsular on the dramatic southern cliffs of the Indonesian island of Bali, it comprises of a 50 suite hotel with 35 residential villas. The resort opened its doors in June 2009.



The design combines the delights of traditional Balinese pavilion architecture and rural landscapes with modern dynamic treatment of space and form. The design is based from first principles around the pleasures inhabiting the particular site, rather than assembling stereotypical images of Bali or generic resorts.A unique design language was developed for the project rather than the typical steep pitched Balinese pavilions, which would have blocked the views on the gentle slopes, and which are not local to the area, the buildings are instead inspired by the local farmers terraces of loose piled limestone boulders.

A terraced low pitched roof was developed using Balinese volcanic pumice rock, which is a natural insulating material and can also support local ferns and succulents. These terraced roofs blend with the landscape, keeping the original wide open panoramas that make the site so unique.

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The hotel rooms are designed as inhabited gardens, rather than an interior room. The garden walls form the walls of the room, within which sleeping, eating, lounging and bathing occur in a garden environment. Every hotel villa has a pool with a cabana overlooking the sea.



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About WOHA

WOHA has been involved in projects around the Asia Pacific region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, Maldives and China. WOHA has a wide range of experience in different construction projects. Past and current projects include commercial, residential, hospitality, transport, infrastructure, exhibition, institutional, religious, mixed-use and interior projects.


  1. Magnificent! Bravo!!! This is the best eco-friendly hotel/villa rental I have searched online. The use of natural materials for wall surfaces, decoration and living space is stunning. Wow!

    Comment by Thomas Travels Indonesia — 3 Dec ’10 @ 10:26 am

  2. L-O-V-E this hotel! Very innovative design. I love the copper batik stamp wall collection – it shows the human touch blended with art. In fact, my favorite is the wall art of the diameter of the tree trunk. Kudos!

    Comment by Sharon Goes to Bali — 9 Dec ’10 @ 7:15 am

  3. Nice villa with wonderful architect. Amazing.

    Comment by Bali Beach Villas — 1 Jul ’11 @ 9:32 am

  4. great design. Love the weaving timber pattern. OFIA.

    Comment by Office For International Architecture (OFIA) — 4 Jul ’14 @ 11:48 am

  5. nice

    Comment by dell — 15 Jan ’16 @ 3:15 pm

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