Nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Kaba-Kaba, Bali, the Ulaman Eco-Luxury Resort is a beautiful example of sustainable architecture and design. Developed by Inspiral Architects, this eco-luxury haven seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, embodying a deep reverence for nature and showcasing a commitment to eco-friendly practices.
The Ulaman Eco-Luxury Resort is strategically located to immerse guests in an atmosphere surrounded by lush forests, picturesque rice fields, and a meandering river. This eco-conscious resort embodies sustainability in both design and operations. The integration of a hydroelectric generator, powered by the river, and solar panels in the parking area ensures a sustainable energy supply for the entire complex.
The architectural brilliance of Ulaman lies in its use of locally sourced materials such as rammed earth, bamboo, natural stone, and recycled timbers. These materials not only contribute to the resort’s carbon-zero status but also provide excellent insulation and structural integrity. Bamboo, a remarkable sustainable material, is prominently featured in the construction, creating a seamless blend with the surrounding vegetation.
The resort’s yoga studio, a true architectural masterpiece, features a cantilevered structure supporting a parabolic bamboo pavilion seemingly suspended on the edge of a cliff. The guest villas and rooms offer an eco-luxurious experience, enveloping guests in a nurturing and cocoon-like ambiance. The Lotus restaurant area showcases geometric pods perched above waterfalls, creating mini holistic cathedrals.
Ulaman’s commitment to sustainability is further exemplified by the incorporation of Composite SIP panels in various roof structures and the spa building. These panels, made from recycled and recyclable materials, are lightweight, strong, and highly insulated, contributing to the resort’s eco-friendly profile.
The resort’s visionary design transcends current trends, portraying sustainable design as an integral element in all building designs. The methods employed to preserve and revive the surrounding ecosystem set a new standard for architects dedicated to the pursuit of sustainability.
Project Name: Ulaman Eco-Luxury Resort
Location: Kaba-Kaba, Bali, Indonesia
Completion Year: 2022
Gross Built Area: 1521m²
Program/Use: Eco-Luxury Resort, Restaurant, and Spa
- Lead Architect: Charlie Hearn
- Design Team: Laura Tika, Puce Subagiono Soepeno, Gunawan Rusdiana, Marvin Lesmana
- Clients: Dino Magnatta
- Engineering & Construction: Inspiral Engineering – Ratmo Guna Susilo, Eri Gunawan
- Main Contractor: Wkon
- Bamboo Contractors: Ateng Tiying Mas, Asali Bamboo, Chiko Wirahadi
- Landscape: Imaji
- Consultants: Binar Lighting Studio
- Collaborators: Clifton Schooley
- Photographers: @wanderskyy, @kevin_mirc, @biancablajovan, @nora.p.b, @mati_allendes
By creating an eco-dreamscape, Ulaman has successfully imbibed an ethereal atmosphere, making it a beacon for sustainable tourism. The resort’s commitment to preserving the environment and pushing the boundaries of eco-friendly design sets a new standard for the hospitality industry, encouraging a harmonious coexistence between luxury and nature.