Akin to centuries-old Japanese houses, or ‘Minkas’, Her sits on stilts and comprises an office, tea room, bathroom and a Japanese garden designed by Sebas Mesdag. Stepping stones lead to the floating, stand-alone studio, where a solid-timber door foreshadows the predominant use of timber throughout the space.
Conchita and Avalon meticulously studied traditional joinery and structures from Japan and Indonesia to engage in a thoughtful dialogue between materials and spaces. Aside from the tea room with its traditional sliding shoji paper doors, the rest of the openings are deliberately left without window coverings, encouraging a constant connection to the outdoors. The result is a composed reflection of Japanese philosophy balanced with Balinese artistry and deep sentiment.