Potato Head Studios — Bali, Indonesia

Potato Head Studios — Bali, Indonesia

What started with the hot-ticket Potato Head beach club and Katamama hotel on Bali’s Seminyak beach has extended into a fully-fledged creative village with the opening of the Potato Head Studios, a brutalist beachfront courtyard designed by OMA founded by Rem Koolhaas.

Home to hotel rooms, a subterranean nightclub, a recording studio, and performance- and gallery spaces, the stilted structure hints to Indonesian vernacular with ceilings woven from recycled bottles and poured concrete walls punctured by symbols from the Balinese lunar calendar.

Inside, 168 bedrooms feature modular teakwood beds and bathrooms alongside furnishings by Max Lamb who put the brand’s zero-waste ethos at the forefront with chairs from compressed plastic litter and volcanic sand glassware.

A dome-shaped food lab dishes up mushroom satay and other plant-based riffs on Indonesian street food, there’s a rooftop bar pouring arak-heavy drinks, and a jamu booth to nurse next morning’s hangover with a tonic from herbs and spices grown on-site.§ 

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