Landscape and architectural designer Made Wijaya draws on his photographic archives, compiled over the past 30 years, to present a visual study of Balinese architecture: its origins, elements, variations and vagaries.
The book opens with an overview of Balinese architecture in its human context—the village. It then looks at the basic elements of Balinese architecture—the walled courtyard and the pavilion. Further chapters examine building materials, the Balinese love of ornamentation and the architectural hybrids resulting from other ethnic influences.
With a sharp eye for trends, and passionate opinions about how Balinese design principles should be applied, Wijaya enhances his survey of traditional Balinese architecture with examples of its adaptation in modern private houses and boutique hotel architecture on Bali.
Besides Wijaya’s own archival photographs, the book is illustrated with the work of internationally acclaimed artists; specialist photographers and illustrators.
This unusual book will be of interest to anyone interested in ethnic architecture. Designers will find it useful as a sourcebook; and lovers of Bali will want this for its documentation of a rapidly changing world.
Text: Made Wijaya
224pp, 280 x 280mm; hardback
Rights available: world except Southeast Asia and USA