This property is located on the edge of a ravine in Bali, Indonesia. The climate is tropical and the ravine provdes lush jungle views.
A want to redesign the back garden to include a pool, additional planting, and revelopment of the pond (probably to include koi and a more substantial waterfall feature, though I'm not sure if a pool AND a pond might be too much water). Most of the back garden is terraced over two levels; this then drops sharply into a ravine, though the southen end in particular is terraced most of the way down to the river (it was formerly rice terrace). I would like to make use of the natural contours of the land. I would like to be able to take advantage of the jungle view in the ravine from the pool (partcualrly the spa area), and from decking areas on some of the lower levels outside the existing wall.
My thoughts thus far are; to build an infinity pool at the edge of the ravine. There are a number of flat areas outside the existing wall that would be able to look back on the pool and see the water cascading over the edge. I like the idea of having a spa to the pool, possibly at a slightly higher level with an infinity edge all round. Water would either cascade into the pool, or over the outside of the pool/spa. Having the pool at a lower level than the existing garden level may "nestle" the pool into the ravine and make it feel more intimate.
I have considered a wooden walkway to run along the edge of the ravine joining various decking levels, though due to the topography and existing trees, the path of any walkway is not going to be able to be determined from the survey and photos alone, so I don't expect this to be in scope.
I will be using a lot of natural materials that are available here including green stone for lining the inside of the pool, and a rough dark grey volcanic stone to line the outside of the pool for the water to cascade down. The same dark volcanic stone (though smooth) will likely be the material of choice for the rim of the pool. Ironwood is the preferd material for decking as it resists the termintes and damp climate.
I expect the keep the bale bengong (Balinese gazebo), but move it to another location in the garden. Most of the plants that are removed, I expect to reuse somewhere in the garden.