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Well-Being by Design: Lessons from Bali's Tri Hita Karana


In our pursuit of designing spaces that prioritize well-being, Studio Lobato Architecture Studio has often sought inspiration from diverse sources. Among these sources, the Bali principles of Tri Hita Karana have had a profound influence on our approach to architecture and design. Tri Hita Karana emphasizes harmony among people, harmony with nature, and harmony with the universe. These principles have guided us in seeking the perfect blend of aesthetics and well-being in our projects.


Harmony among People, Nature, and the Universe

Tri Hita Karana's central philosophy revolves around achieving harmony on three essential levels: among people, with nature, and with the universe. In the realm of architecture, this translates into a holistic approach that considers not only the visual appeal of a structure but also its spiritual, social, and environmental impact.


Seeking Clues and Cues from the Land

When we embark on a project, we take the time to understand the context deeply. Just as Tri Hita Karana encourages harmony, we seek clues and cues from the land itself. We observe the rhythm of life in Bali, where culture and nature are intricately interwoven. This profound connection inspires us to intertwine our architecture with the community it serves.


The Essence of Harmony and Respect

Incorporating the community, respecting local culture, using materials from the land, and tapping into the energy of the place are fundamental principles that guide our work. We believe that when you bring in the community, respect the culture, use materials from the land, and tap into the energy of the place, the site planning falls in place in terms of harmony and design. It's not just about creating beautiful buildings; it's about creating spaces that resonate with the people and the environment.


Rediscovering Traditional Wisdom with Innovation

Our journey guided by Tri Hita Karana is a continuous process of discovering and rediscovering what is possible when traditional wisdom meets a spirit of innovation and excellence. It's about seamlessly blending the wisdom of the past with the possibilities of the future. This fusion allows us to create spaces that not only stand as testaments to architectural innovation but also as sanctuaries of well-being for those who inhabit them.


At Studio Lobato Architecture Studio, the Bali principles of Tri Hita Karana have become an integral part of our design philosophy. By embracing the concept of harmony among people, nature, and the universe, we have found a path to designing spaces that transcend mere aesthetics. Our designs seek to promote well-being by aligning with the culture, nature, and spirit of the communities they serve. We continue to be inspired by the lessons of Bali and the idea that true architectural excellence lies in achieving harmony in all aspects of life and the built environment.

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