The Uluwatu clifftop in Bali provides a dramatic setting for ‘one of the best private clubs in the world’ - Ulu Cliffhouse, designed by Shed, London. Shed, a London-based interior design and architecture studio, was invited to design The Mandala Group Ulu Cliffhouse boutique hotel, with the brief to re-imagine a new generation of one-off destination venues that dance to the beat of their own drum, whilst making the most of the breath-taking clifftop setting 30 metres above Uluwatu beach.
Shed与施工方、设计装配和从事巴厘岛工艺设计和室内设计当地设计公司The Good Firm合作，作为首席设计师，Shed团队明确需要合宜的方案才能使酒店从巴厘岛度假胜地中脱颖而出。
Shed partnered with implementation architects, Design Assembly, and local design firm, The Good Firm who specialise in Balinese craftmanship to design one-off pieces and interiors. As the lead designer, Shed knew to be relevant the right recipe was needed to stand-out from the Balinese resort scene.
The jewel in Ulu Cliffhouse’s crown is the Ocean Deck, hidden out of sight only to be discovered by a winding staircase that leads to this dramatic, secluded rock bar. The inspiration here was simple: The stunning natural beauty of the rock outcrop rising above the crashing waves of the ocean. Built into the cliff face the design is rustic and raw with bleached timber decking and a bar set seamlessly into the rock face.
The Ulu Cliffhouse’s pool area is the hotel’s centrepiece, giving a nod to mid-century geometric forms and pastel furniture. Loungers and bespoke sunshades arranged in ‘sets’ around the pool, make the perfect setting to see and be seen.
The Cliff Bar and Restaurant offers tiered dining with fantastic sea views. Shed designed the new timber and rattan pavilions that provide a soft dappled shade. Furniture is hand crafted by local craftsmen and comes in an eclectic mix of styles: Mid Century rattan is paired with bold Hawaiian print, soft tertiary colours provide a changing landscape of personality.
Matt Smith, co-founder of Shed and lead designer, says, “Many of the materials used in this project work within the context of the local resources and the beautiful, natural features available on this unique site. The materials have been skilfully used to create a natural, yet dramatically contemporary, ruggedness to the overall design that ultimately lets the beauty of the clifftop landscape take centre stage.”
The Mandala Group的老板Ben Jones称：“Ulu悬崖酒店用世界一流的音乐、设计、美食重新定义了巴厘岛海滩酒店的风景。
Ben Jones, Owner of The Mandala Group, says, “Ulu Cliffhouse has redefined the Bali beach club scene with world-class music, design, food and beverages.”
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 3
Project team: SHED