Interview: Martin Grounds from Grounds Kent Architects (GKA)

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In the Realm of the Senses

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Grounds Kent Architects

Grounds Kent Architects (GKA) was formed by Martin Grounds and Jack Kent in 1993 after they successfully completed the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran, Bali. The project has received extensive attention and has won many prestigious awards. Over 20 years, GKA have designed resorts and hotels in countries such as Australia, India, China, Morocco, Fiji, Barbados, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and of course Indonesia. One of their dazzling hotel projects is Alaya Ubud, an exquisite resort which has 60 rooms with panoramic views of the rice fields. In his fascinating office, Martin Grounds explained many things about the design process and how he saw both the past and the present Bali.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (61st Edition) in 2014.

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