The ARCHITECTURE of the houses of Bali is intended for lovers of the Balinese style including the architectural tradition of its courses, this game of roofs and pavilions inside a walled garden.
Classical Balinese architecture, one of the most remarkable forms of art in the world, survives in a society that is very open to all foreign influences.
Moreover, this has been the case since the time when Buddhist priests from Java and Chinese traders from southern China favored the transformation of the humble Basel, the traditional pavilion of Bali, into an exotic Indochinese hybrid.
A Balinese sculptor who practices his art in the temples once said: “What is worth doing is well worth doing. This passion for a job well done is evident in the more than 60,000 temples, 500,000 tombs and other sacred edifices of the island. This passion has also been the guiding principle of many masters of tropical architecture who have realized some of their finest works in Bali before going to practice their art.
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Bali is not lacking today talented people that envy most of the capitals of Southeast Asia. And Bali is nothing like the cosmopolitan Asian model. It remained a medieval society
flourishing with its gods kings and feudalism that welcomes every year two million tourists, with the consequences that we imagine.
The word “Bali” is synonymous with beauty, be it culture, esprit or form. In modern tropical architecture, the “Balinese style” evokes a trend towards a natural and open type of pavilion.
The origin of modern Balinese architecture dates back to the establishment of the Dutch colonial administration in the early 9th century, when the Art Deco movement was assimilated to a form of colonial domination.
However, all modern trends have not been ruled out and harmoniously integrate architecture, landscapes and lifestyle.
The Joglo Gladak Limason lunbung came to this island and have undergone transformations by various architects, but often with great success.
In an extraordinary abundance of styles, the typical Balinese door remains unique. It is however
closely related to the double doors of South India. It resembles in particular those of Tamil Nadu pavilions, not only by its manufacture but also by the colors,
the handles and the locking mechanism. Over the centuries, the Balinese version of this door has undergone many decorative variations: doors in the three traditional colors of old mountain villages. to the richly carved and painted Chinese style doors of the Gianyar, Klungkung and Karangasem palaces, fashionable throughout the 20th century.
Unlike the traditional Balinese door, the door of mountain huts has only one leaf. It is found in old villages such as Belantili and Trunyan, and on small islands off the south coast of Bali. Some of these doors are similar to those of the Majapahit period. The sculptures and the general form are very similar to the gates of some mosques of the 16th century in eastern Java, especially in Senclabgduwur near Bojonegoro. The portals of temples, sacred pavilions and houses always have double doors. The main pavilion in the courtyard. the mvrvn, as well as that of the kitchen (peacock), generally have single-leafed doors. Bamboo sliding kitchen doors are common in traditional rural homes. The frame, the lintel (petitis) and the jamb are the elements of the door that are most decorated. The doorframe of a meten or a bandung bale is sometimes carved out of parasitic stone, and overcomes the face of a protective spirit (Boma or Sai). The double doors traditionally have copper rings as a handles, mounted on turntables shaped nenuphars (perfume). The lock is fixed between the two rings