indonesian practice budi pradono architects have recently completed 'issi villa', a dwelling which interprets the traditional balinese residence with a modern twist in seminyak, bali. dividing the site into 9 areas, the 'sanga mandala' concept references
the typical pavilions wrapping around an outdoor courtyard. replacing the typical main design element, a swimming pool forms a central datum on the site, manipulating the relationship between interior and exterior program. the front entrance
contains the kitchen, strategically placing the fire element of the brahma god to ward off evil spirits before they enter the home.