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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Posted By Andrew Michler On July 1, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Eco Tourism,Eco Travel,gallery,Gardening,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments

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Ok, just remember we warned you…… the design by WOHA [7] is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together as verandas, canopies, bridges and passages weave through the resort. The architects drew inspiration for the stone walled court yards from the local farmer’s buildings, and the overall design is a fusion of low-slung vernacular Indonesian architecture and modernism. The villas are placed [8] to follow the natural contour of the gently sloping land, leaving much of the local vegetation and natural formations intact and providing each with a view of the Indian Ocean.

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The relationship between the buildings creates unique corridors and vistas, adding to the intimacy of the grounds. The resort has 52 one-bedroom villas along with 5 cliff-side three bedroom villas and 25 private villas, each with its own pool and private pavilion perched above the Indian Ocean.

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The villas need no air conditioning — they open toward the ocean to scoop up the prevailing breezes, which are cooled as they sweep over the salt water pools. The limestone for the walls is reclaimed from excavations on-site, and the extensive use of reclaimed and locally-sourced ironwood graces the doors, cabinets, and exterior trellises [11] and paneling. Most of the locally-inspired furniture [12] is built on the neighboring island of Java, as are the artisan cement tiles.

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The landscaping [14] consists of only local fauna — determined by an extensive study of the grounds. There is an extensive grey water system [15] combined with a rain water cistern under each villa that provides water for the toilets and gardens. A series of bio-swales and rain gardens throughout the development manage storm water, and even the sewage water is reclaimed onsite. The domestic hot water is heated using heat pumps. Power is currently provided by biodiesel [16] generators powered by organic waste from the resort, but the site will eventually use electricity generated from wind farms on the peninsula.

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A resort like this is only as successful as the health of the greater surrounding environment. The developers [18] intend to set an example for Indonesian tourist development that respects and intimately relates to its environs though an ongoing program to reduce its overall environmental impact. It is up to you, though, to find an environmentally sound way to get there [19].

+ Alila Villas Uluwatu [3]

+ WOHA Designs [7]

Via Vidafine [20]


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[3] Alila Villas Uluwatu: http://www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu

[4] Environmentally Sustainable Development: http://www.ec3global.com/

[5] Green Globes: http://www.greenglobe.org/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/ecoresortlead01.jpg

[7] WOHA: http://www.wohadesigns.com/

[8] placed: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=132796

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[10] Image: http://inhabitat.com/exquisite-alila-villas-uluwatu-is-the-ultimate-eco-resort-in-bali/new-11-8/

[11] trellises: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=132564

[12] locally-inspired furniture: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=132568

[13] Image: http://inhabitat.com/exquisite-alila-villas-uluwatu-is-the-ultimate-eco-resort-in-bali/new-13-5/

[14] landscaping: http://inhabitat.com/gardening/

[15] grey water system: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/the-sloan-aqus-greywater-recycling-system/

[16] biodiesel: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/05/17/gas-prices-got-you-down-make-your-own-biodiesel/

[17] Image: http://inhabitat.com/exquisite-alila-villas-uluwatu-is-the-ultimate-eco-resort-in-bali/new-64/

[18] developers: http://www.alilahotels.com/our_environment/uluwatu

[19] environmentally sound way to get there: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/

[20] Vidafine: http://www.vidafine.com/blog/2010/05/alila-villas-uluwatu-in-bali/

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