This was an Art Direction project, including landscape elements.
The Villa is a proper home, not a holiday house, so the purpose was to experience outdoor living with the comfort of indoors, to that end the house is not fully opened to the outdoors, the bathrooms and the living room that are traditionally opened are here inside walls. The second requirement was for the house to be fully modular depending on how many persons are staying in.
There are 1 master bedroom, 2 guests’ rooms and 1 study. All these life spaces, along with the living room and kitchen had to be somewhat coherent and connected to the outdoor spaces, landscape and vegetal being strong features of the project.
The house was already built, so we had to compose with the existing building structure and work to create views and openings. The choice of materials had to be simple not to clutter the space and allow a clear understanding of the different life spaces destinations.
In this type of project, the furniture and interior design elements are instrumental in conferring coherence to all the spaces, both indoor and outdoor, we chose contemporary lines with a North-European minimalist approach and treatment of Asian materials.
This project had no specific technical challenges. Creativity, personality, esthetic sense and faultless installation and set-up where the strong points here. There were no structural elements to modify, just refurbishing as for the new swimming pool look for example.
We collaborated with trusted suppliers who have been working for us for 10 years to design and produce furniture and decorative elements.
We always complement differences life spaces with art works, here we used photographic prints on large format steel plates, conferring a decisively modern touch to the project.
Accreditation : Xavier LOUP STUDIO
Photographer : Yaeko Masuda
Art director : Xavier LOUP STUDIO
Landscape : Xavier LOUP STUDIO
Destination : VILLA
Location : BALI (SOUTH EAST ASIA)
Year : 2015
Land Space : 1000 m2