Alila Seminyak, Bali – now open

The newly opened Alila Seminyak takes its cues from its perfect beachfront location a short walk from Seminyak town’s hippy slash hipster collection of smart restaurants, art galleries, itsy local spas, and surf-shops.

As a group, Alila flies its eco-friendly flag high, eschewing air-conditioning for sea-breezes and natural ventilation. Brief in hand, Singapore firm URBNarc has laid out the resort’s 240 rooms around a sequence of naturally shaded public spaces that are dominated by four swimming pools, one of which literally sits atop the entire length of the restaurant.

The low-slung green-roofed four-storey buildings are clad in vertical green walls, and landscaped terraces courtesy of Chang huai-yan and Lee Berlin of the deliciously named Singapore-based outfit, Salad Dressing.

adapted from Wallpaper