Makali temple village in Bali, a COCO-MAT hotel partner opening in spring 2022, is a sustainable, lean-luxury destination for lovers of food, travel, and all things local.
For the owners, Candice and Jens SUSTAINABILITY REQUIRES CLIMATE-RESPONSIVE TROPICAL DESIGN.
Sustainability starts with the design and continues through the management and operation of the development.
The hotel has engineered its builds to use 75% less concrete than a standard build in Bali. They implement passive tropical house design with solar cells and energy monitoring via iPads. Therefore the operational and maintenance costs are lower than a traditional build. It´s a zero-waste property. Additionally, the hotel is taking action contributing to our environment by composting, water treatment, and the use of bio-degradable products.
The tropical climate in Bali requires a climate responsible tropical design mindful and relevant to its environment. Considering Asian specifics Makali is using a hybrid construction system of structurally insulated panels with an extraordinary low u-value, meaning how heat is transferred through a panel. This way hot air naturally stays outside, cold air inside. Those panels are being cut onsite, offcuts are being recycled and reused. Furthermore, they are naturally anti-termites. Another sustainable and pretty unique building characteristic at Makali is their freshwater pool without chlorine.
Makali aims to show how a sustainable approach to architecture, design, and materials can perfectly meet luxurious and chic expectations.