The Ravine

A Work of Substance

Nestled within the heart of Ubud’s forests, The Ravine intertwines architecture, nature, and culture to form a residential landmark that transcends the boundaries of nature and the man-made. Named after the steep gorges that shape the area, The Ravine captures the reverence of Bali for its landscape and stands as an offering of gratitude towards the culture and traditions that have breathed it into existence.

The spatial experience blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors, guiding one’s experience toward the greenery enveloping the property. Echoing Bali’s vernacular architecture, the environ divides itself into public and private areas, with courtyards for quiet reflection. Each floor’s layout ripples towards vistas of trees, framed by generous openings that respect tropical architecture’s connectivity with nature—a connection sacred to Balinese architecture, which has long been influenced and shaped by its landscape of forests, rice terraces, and fields.

Though subdued in grain and palette, the materials reflect the rawness of the location. A foundation of brick, stone, and concrete, soften into wood, bamboo, and leaves through the structure’s upper levels. Every line and shape celebrates Balinese craftsmanship, with bespoke furniture and lighting inspired by the silhouettes of the region’s heritage of wood carving and traditional instruments.


Furniture: Bespoke for The Ravine, A Work of Substance. Lighting: Bespoke for The Ravine, A Work of Substance. Finishes: Bespoke for The Ravine, A Work of Substance. Fittings & Fixtures: Bespoke for The Ravine, A Work of Substance.


Photography: Tommaso Rivera