7 designer villas


Kiss Hotel

Client
Joe Kan
Architects
WOMHouse
Year
2009
Status
Completed

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About

The property is comprised of seven 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas and a separate bar/lobby area, all laid along a stretched, narrow piece of land. Each of the villa layouts is unique, however each follows a formula of having the bedrooms contained in glass boxes, while the other areas such as living and dining spaces, bathrooms and kitchens are accommodated in open pavilions. The idea of containing specific functions within separate pavilions is a contemporary interpretation of traditional tropical Balinese architecture. Many of the pavilions are open to the natural elements, offering guests the opportunity to experience the typical Bali lifestyle of blurred indoor/outdoor spaces. As a response to the unusual land shape, a change in levels is used in the layout of each villa, which creates various separated zones that still “interact” with each other.

Each of the villas retains a similar base palette of polished concrete, bangkirai timber, roughly finished plaster, white pebble wash, Japanese tatami, and natural and painted bamboo ceilings. Black and off-white terrazzo elements are introduced in the kitchens and bathrooms alongside custom made ceramic sinks. Custom lighting and printed fabrics help to define the identity of each villa.