Magnificent regal temples, gates out of stone carvings, royal luxurious hotels, wonderful scened villas, and picturesque beaches; no wonder people in wide world known Bali as the heaven on earth, the sanctum runways, and the Land of Gods; all magical wonders start in Bali! Bali also received another nick name: the Land of A Thousand Puras. Pura is a word from Sanskrit language which means ‘palace’; so literally, Bali has the title of the Land of A Thousand Palaces! And, yes, it is literally and figuratively a thousand palaces that are scattered all through the beautiful island of Bali; from the beautiful smiles from its native, to the most wondrous sites you can visit!
Ancient Balinese built their shelters according to their famous Asta Kosala Kosali, the placing rules based on Balinese beliefs, most likely similar to Feng Shui. This includes the cosmological orientation of house or what was called Sanga Mandala. In Balinese cosmological orientation or Sanga Mandala, the architecture of the house was based on three cores which are , cosmological balance or Manik Ring Cucupu, spacial hierarchy which was also known as Tri Loka and Tri Angga, and traditional Bali dimension which is based on human’s proportion and scales. As a traditional living society, Balinese has a very tight connection with their beliefs. Many have been changed since Balinese first build their shelter, but one thing remains: the skillful art of building beautifully designed dwelling places. Balinese are so full with artistic demands that in this days where buildings are city of blocks, Balinese remains truly with their traditional landscapes: evanescent lemon odor on their traditional iron wood shingles roofing, neat wooden houses, black lava stone reliefs, wonderful carvings, and beautiful gazebos with reed thatches.
But there is no word involving under development in Balinese language. With all their cultural passion, Balinese takes traditional to another level. Now with modern touches, Balinese starts to compose their own genre of architecture design with sense of both traditional and contemporary designs in an ultimate mesh-up and create a wonderful modern tropical style.
Asymmetrical slides are the main point of Balinese modern design. Using natural materials such as hard woods, sand stones, black lava stones, and copper handmade to give earthly touch up, Balinese elevates contemporary architecture with a break through amazingness. Adding more classic antiquity on their designs, Balinese pours in new habit in flooring by using beautiful grainy terrazzo flooring instead of cold marbles, expensive hard woods, or plastered vinyl.
Strong natural powers are projected by contemporary architecture design from Bali. Bringing peaceful serenity and their strong belief to drag the fluctuation of your mind into spiritual easiness; black lava stone that was used as the core material of Candi presents you a magnificent enigma of a shrine inside your house. Copper art and wooden carving brings you the earthen strength with spiritual power and serene; the scent of natural fragrance will elevate the value of traditional culture in your modern architecture. Bringing Balinese tradition to your house is building a shrine; so try some peacefulness at home and discover new shrine of yours.