The Square

Location
Typology
Size
Status
Year
Penestanan, Bali
Cultural
4000 m²
Case Study
2014
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the square is a hub of various programs situated in a suburb of Ubud. The 7 buildings hold retail, hotel, apartment and recreational spaces. The conceptual idea is to mimic the vertical organisation of a tropical forest - shrub - trunk - crown to emphasize different atmospheres. Like a tree all buildings have a small footprint, then taper outward and merge the overhang of the roofs with the first-floor slab. In the created in-between spaces, one finds circulation, terraces and loggias.