Although Ubud's nights are pitch black, Takeishi wanted to create a lighting scheme that would still allow guests the warm comfort provided by the bright, twinkling stars.
He decided to forgo direct lighting by wrapping light sources in batik cloth or placing them in containers crafted by Balinese artisans of iron, copper, wood, and stone. The light cast from these works creates deep, beautiful shadows, while the illumination is spread warmly throughout the space.
Perhaps most stunning of all is the subtle lighting embedded at the top and bottom of each villa's wall carvings. This lighting scheme accentuates the fretwork of the carvings, in the process enhancing the depth and beauty of each piece.
Pendant lights and wall-bracketed lighting are used to create a sense of privacy on the balconies and terraces of each villa. The pool area, meanwhile, is illuminated in a way that makes it appear to be an extension of the living area.
Every bit of lighting was specifically designed to enhance the sense of wonder that one experiences when staying in the remote jungles of Ubud.