The Tiing: concrete and bamboo for a boutique resort in Bali
The Tiing: concrete and bamboo for a boutique resort in Bali

The Tiing, the connection. These traditional materials and construction techniques, combined with a solid conceptual structure, allow architect Nic Brunsdon to blend the new architecture into its local context

In a remote location on the northern coast of Bali, Indonesia, stands "The Tiing", a resort set in its local and cultural context, inspiring architect Nic Brundson's design to draw inspiration from traditional materials and construction techniques, based on a solid conceptual structure

The Tiing: concrete and bamboo for a boutique resort in Bali

Since concrete is the main material in Bali and bamboo is readily available, a series of parallel two-storey concrete walls are erected on site, set in bamboo formwork, creating long sweeping panoramas that surround the mountain and ocean views

The Tiing: concrete and bamboo for a boutique resort in Bali

The walls are sheared at each end, making reference to the local Balinese doors prevalent throughout the island. Architecturally, these walls grant each room an equal and opposite view of the mountain and of the ocean, a dual condition that is part of a travel experience of both location and rootedness

The Tiing: concrete and bamboo for a boutique resort in Bali

Arriving at The Tiing resort requires travelling approximately two hours along winding roads. On arrival, a swimming pool is designed which contrasts with the green of the nature and the grey of the concrete, partially hidden from the entrance, but which acts as an energising space on arrival

The Tiing: concrete and bamboo for a boutique resort in Bali

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