Perched on the spectacular southwest coast of Bali sits Ernesto Bedmar’s long-awaited first project on the island that has so inspired his successful career, the exquisitely designed, award-winning villa, The Jiva Puri. Although highly contemporary in expression, the villa’s design is intrinsically linked to the built history of the island and shows a deep understanding of traditional Balinese architectural concepts and their relationship to the landscape. With a foreword by Darlene Smyth that puts The Jiva Puri into context, sumptuous photography by Albert Lim that takes the reader on a detailed tour of every pavilion, and comprehensive plans, elevations and details, this monograph gives a fully rounded view of a villa complex that has set new standards of subtle architectural brilliance on the island.
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Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in Philadelphia, Singapore and Buenos Aires.