The WakaGangga resort highlights traditional Balinese architecture in a stunning setting amidst ricefields and a black sand beach in Western Bali.

The WakaGangga resort highlights traditional Balinese architecture in a stunning setting amidst ricefields and a black sand beach in Western Bali.


“Balinese architecture is a vernacular architecture tradition of Balinese people that inhabits volcanic island of Bali, Indonesia. 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.

Today, contemporary Balinese style is known as one of the most popular Asian tropical architecture, much owed to the growth of tourism industry in Bali that create demands on Balinese-style houses, cottages, villas and hotels. Contemporary Balinese architecture combines traditional aesthetic principles, island’s abundance of natural materials, famous artistry and craftmanship of its people, as well as international architecture influences, new techniques and trends.

Balinese buildings are in complete harmony with the environment. They use natural materials such as thatch roofing, bamboo poles, woven bamboo, coconut wood, teak wood, brick and stone. The thatched roof usually uses ijuk (black aren fibers), dried coconut or rumbia leafs, or sirap (hard wood shingles arranged like tiles) roof. Stones and red bricks are usually used as foundation and walls, while sandstone and andesite stone are usually carved as ornamentation.

Balinese people are known for their artistry, they have developed a sophisticated sculpting tradition that manifest in architecture rich ornamentation and interior decoration.”

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Image source: Perahu Photograh
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Balinese Architecture — 1 Comment

  1. Search Google Images for Bali architecture or Balinese architecture and you’ll see why it was a little difficult choosing a photo for this blog post. There are just so many wonderful pictures to choose from. Balinese style is definitely one of my favorites.

    The windows and doors are particularly amazing. If you have a minute, watch a portion of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2qHwdLRG8U Fast forward to 3:20 if you want. A young couple is showing some houses in Bali. The windows and doors are incredible.

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