To quote the Wikipedia “The Balinese architecture is a centuries-old architectural tradition influenced by Balinese culture developed from Hindu influences through ancient Javanese intermediary, as well as pre-Hindu elements of native Balinese architecture. Contemporary Balinese style house design is considered one of the more popular Asian architectural styles due largely to the growth of the tourism industry in Bali which is creating a greater demand for Balinese style houses, cottages, villas and hotels. Contemporary Bali style home architecture combines traditional aesthetic principles, island’s abundance of natural materials, famous artistry and craftsmanship of its people, as well as international architecture influences, new techniques and trends.”

The current residential Bali Style House is really an amalgam of lots of styles both from within and without Indonesia. One style that began to appear in the 20th century was the concept of “Open Style” architecture. In practice, this there will be a complete wall missing so that interior rooms open up to the garden. This is quite common and desired in a Balinese style home where people want to reconnect with nature. In situations where people are based in the West and must build according to local building codes that would not allow open walls, Teak Bali can offer walls made of tempered glass with Wood posts for support. We can also allow for large openings by utilizing over-sized sliding Hardwood Glass Doors for your Bali Style house. Another popular design concept utilized in a contemporary Balinese style home is the “Great Room” concept. As Teak Bali builds  Post and Beam style with Hardwoods that have extremely favorable engineering specs, we can make large rooms with great expanses that avoid interior posts. In these instances, it is common to see large vaulted ceilings with creative truss systems and expowith Hardwoods that have extremely favorable engineering specs, we can make large rooms with great expanses that avoid interior posts. In these instances, it is common to see large vaulted ceilings with creative truss systems and exposed rafters offset by lighter bedeg (Rattan) matting. When executed correctly, the “Great Room” concept can be striking not only in a hotel setting but in larger residential Bali Style Home projects