The ‘tiny tetra’ house is a 64 sqm home built using wood, glass and recycled materials, that blends into its surroundings by making use of the materials’ reflective characteristics. Its diagonally oriented floor plan creates exciting spaces that bring the outside in, while strategically placed openings carefully frame outside views. For its roof and walls construction, Stilt Studios has used corrugated sheets made of recycled Tetra Pak beverage cartons. Bali, as many places in the world, has a waste recycling problem and by using recycled materials for building, alongside wood, the company hopes to contribute positively to the local circular economy and community.
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.