In addition to keeping costs low, there is a practical reason for making prefab structures, particularly here in Indonesia- an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. Prefab structures can be set up in a short time frame, and can be easily erected and dismantled. Stilt Studios can be built on awkwardly-shaped sites or plots with difficult terrain. In order to bring development into remote areas to boost the local economy, we need knock-down structures that can be fabricated offsite and then built quickly without complex skillsets required.
To this end, Stilt Studios can play an influential role in developing sustainable tourism. Stilt Studios was conceived as an innovative solution to the current situation in Bali, where buildings are often constructed and then demolished shortly thereafter, because sites are often leased out only for short time periods. The situation calls for us to tread lightly on the Earth through prefab prop-tech structures that can be dismantled and then erected elsewhere. By embedding our Stilt Studios into natural landscapes, we can evoke a sense of impermanence and allow for other experimental structures to fill in the blanks in the future, allowing for maximum agility in a rapidly-changing business environment and property market.
This is part of an ongoing design process for a resort/ retreat center in the north of Bali, embedded in a surrounding of permaculture and agriculture.
Suspended structures save material and evoke a sense of lightness. This big circular canopy will shelter yoga studios, a restaurant, shop and workshop- most importantly the community kitchen. 1 structural column will lift up this roof.
Project photographed by KIE
This 4 Bedroom structure overlooks the landscape of rolling hills of southern Bali. Carefully selected reclaimed woods and locally sourced sand stone creates a structure that reformulates traditional Asian building styles with a contemporary approach on architecture and craftsmanship. The building seeks to capture the panoramic sea front view through an extensive shared living space that continues out to a landscaped garden with a swimming pool.