Origami House by Alexis Dornier, Bali architecture by Alexis Dornier, naturally ventilated tropical housing, contemporary tropical housing in Bali

Placed on a plinth, the 450-square-meter Origami House features a long overhanging roof to shield the interior from heavy tropical rain and harsh sun. The steel-framed angular roof is clad in traditional teak wood shingles and allows airflow into the home for natural cooling on hot days. ‘Baligreen,’ a type of textured sandstone covers most of the surfaces, while recycled teak wood and ironwood are set into the mirrored stone floors.

Origami House by Alexis Dornier, Bali architecture by Alexis Dornier, naturally ventilated tropical housing, contemporary tropical housing in Bali

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The interior is organized in the spirit of a traditional Balinese compound across two floors. The upper floor houses a spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen, and dining room, as well as the master bedroom and bathroom, while the lower level contains the guest rooms, children’s bedroom, and a secondary living room. Both floors open out to large decks; however, the generous glazing, operable windows, and proximity to nature allow the homeowner to enjoy the outdoors year-round without needing to step outside.

+ Alexis Dornier

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