Eco Factor: Hotel constructed from sustainable and locally sourced materials.
Singapore-based architecture and design firm WOHA has developed the Alila Villas Uluwatu hotel complex in Bali, Indonesia. The complex is designed to be environmentally friendly and is constructed from materials found locally. The hotel has 50 hotel suites and 35 residential villas.
The architecture firm has combined traditional Balinese pavilion architecture and rural landscapes with a more modern treatment of space and form. Instead of using typical steep Balinese pavilions, the buildings are influenced by local farmers and their terraces of loosely piled limestone boulders.
All construction materials have been sourced locally. Local craftsmen in Java and Bali have made the interior furniture from coconut timber and bamboo. Other environmentally responsible systems included in the hotel complex are rainwater collection and water recycling system, collection of gray water and using it for watering plant and toilet flushing. Moreover, low energy lighting is used and dry-climate vegetation is included to reduce water usage.