Overlooking Paddy Fields in Bali: Kayu Aga House
Located in Canggu, Bali, a small community where anyone can enjoy the tranquil Balinese village life, the Kayu Aga House was designed by Indonesian architect Yoka Sara. Pastoral surroundings make the location of this exceptional home better connect to the basic life, but gives the inhabitants the comfort of living in a contemporary residence. Designed for Italian businessman Alberto Agazzi, the house was shaped as a four cornered structure, with three orthogonal sleeping pavilions – each with private garden courts and outdoor bathrooms – and a carport shaping the floor plan. Living and dining spaces are sheltered in the central two-story pavilion, above which an elevated studio and a roof garden seem to be floating. A semi-circular terrace reached via a modern oval bamboo/metal staircase rests on top of the pond adorned with simple white columns. Displaying an architecture harmonious with nature, the Kayu Aga House is shaped out of a series of curved walls and placed facing views to the east of paddy fields and beautiful sunrises.