After working in Paris for 10 years as an independent architect, Diego Klat and his family moved to Indonesia in 2009. This experience provides Indonesian and international partners with rigour, methodology and expertise as well as a ‘French’ aesthetic.
After founding KoPlan Consulting, Diego recruited two Indonesian architects. For each new project the company recruits a team of Bali’s best topographers, engineers, quantity surveyors, mechanical and plumbing consultants, ensuring a one-stop-shop solution for delivering projects on time and on budget.
The concept of more than two thousand square meter beachfront villa was to support European family holidays and propose to its hosts a peaceful retreat facing the ocean and surrounded by Indonesian genuine artifacts, organic private farm and sports facilities.
The challenge was to achieve a high degree of quality in a reduced time.
Team: Owner, Diego Klat Project Management, Uttara Architectures
Set on 6.5 ares long shaped land, Damai house combines the tropical way of living with a large open pavilion on one side and a more Western night area with four bedrooms on the entrance side, the challenge was to tighten the project between the boundary lines to open a big square garden in the middle, where the link between the pavilions would be the pool. From the car park the architectural scenery obliges the guest or the host to walk thru first building to discover the heart of the project.
Inspired from Javanese traditional architecture, this project gives the best space share to the garden, around it: staff circulations, the bedrooms, the pool and the open living room are set on strength lines that give tension , gravity and meaning, the pool set a negative volume that links the private space ( bedrooms & bathroom) to the public space ( living room) contemporary joglo.
The aim of this project was to build a tropical holiday retreat. Villa Bengawan has been designed as ‘a classic contemporary architecture’, all the furniture as been designed for this place.
The architectural concept allows hosts to savor complete privacy in each of the independent four garden suites. The public space is set on the widest part of the land. The plan has been imagined as respectful gesture to the land and the rice fields.