Cover image for Bali houses : new wave Asian architecture and design
Bali houses : new wave Asian architecture and design
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Singapore : Periplus, 2002
Added Author:


Item Barcode
Call Number
Material Type
Item Category 1
FAB Library 30000010275604 NA7440.B35 F72 2002 f Book
PSZ JB 30000003592049 NA7440.B35 F72 2002 Open Access Book

On Order



This Balinese design book, containing over 300 beautiful photos and extensive commentary will add a distinctive tropical flair to your interior decorating and architecture.

The phenomenon loosely termed "Bali style" has been the subject matter for countless books on art, architecture, and interior design. In this book, author and architect Gianni Francione showcases the new generation of Bali-style homes, interiors, and artifacts that utilize what he terms a new internationalism.

Even though the timeless, distinctive Balinese bale, open to a panorama of rice fields and the evening breeze, is still there, it may now be made in marble or stone. Similarly, present-day villas, resort bungalows, shops, restaurants, and other buildings are just as likely to use modernist techniques and materials as they are to utilize alang-alang and coconut wood.

Bali Houses presents this new departure in architecture, interior design, glassware, table settings, textiles, furniture, and furnishings in many never-before-photographed locations. It is a fitting sequel to Bali Modern.

Author Notes

Author Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has been in Southeast Asia -- mainly in Bali -- for over 20 years. He is inspired by a passion for tribal art and the vernacular architectural traditions of Indonesia and has designed countless tropical homes. Best known for his modernistic projects, he is the pioneer of a style of design that combines traditional materials with a contemporary vision of space
Photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni has lived and worked in Southeast Asia for over 25 years. He specializes in Asian culture and art and architecture, and is intrigued not only by the contemporary developments in Asia but also its immutable traditions. Tettoni has collaborated on several books on Bali

Table of Contents

A new tropical internationalismp. 8
Colonial modernp. 24
Variations on a themep. 32
In the lap of tropical luxuryp. 46
Set in stonep. 52
Spanish delight in balip. 60
A quiet havenp. 70
Timeless splendourp. 80
The persistence of memoryp. 92
A funky abodep. 100
A batak legacyp. 110
Nomadic chicp. 116
A bold approachp. 124
A tropical mountain retreatp. 128
Fluid transitionsp. 134
Living with naturep. 140
Interior reflectionsp. 146
A cultural fusion of sensesp. 150
Vibrant presentationsp. 156
Bali by designp. 160
Freehandp. 162
Shapes and texturesp. 164
Circles and spiralsp. 166
Tribal contemporaryp. 168
The beauty of glassp. 170
Metalworkp. 174
Flower melangep. 176
Crafted precisionp. 178
Trendy tropicalp. 182
Radiant lightsp. 184
Delighting ideasp. 186
Ethnic modernityp. 190
Acknowledgementsp. 192