Soo K. Chan
It all began with a simple mission: the quest to build the perfect holiday home.
When celebrated architect Soo Khian Chan and his wife, Ling Fu, were looking for just the right stretch of Bali where they could build a private haven, they were simply hoping to construct a peaceful idyll where they could unwind with family and friends. Chan took a helicopter ride to survey the island and immediately pinpointed the western reaches of Bali. “I wanted to find an area that has a real sense of place, and that has some spirituality to it,” says Chan, the founder of SCDA Architects. "I wanted a place that was not too crowded, and an authentic village that’s still very much the way it was. That was a major draw."