Mandala The Oasis, A Villa Designed Full of Intrigue & Surprise
Whilst providing privacy from the neighbouring properties, the brutalist entry facade of the villa was designed to give the user an element of intrigue and surprise when passing through the entry threshold. Four identical guest rooms were elevated above the arrival walkway, which offers users entering the building the feeling of openness whilst also providing a visual connection to the rice fields adjacent.
In the centre of the villa is its stand-out feature – an immense open-air folly with sculptural openings that provide dynamic views of the surrounding context and dramatic lighting changes throughout the day. Hanging above a still reflection pond is a frangipani tree suspended from the structure, seemingly defying gravity.
Entering further into the villa, the main guest areas open up with the central kitchen, dining, living and entertainment spaces, a 30-metre long infinity pool, and a sunken bar. The primary suite sits on the upper level of this area, which also boasts an open-roof lounge and terrace.