The Architect of Karang Saujana Estate

Villa Karang Sujana

About Karang Saujana Estate

" I want people to come to Bali for a better quality of life, but we have to build awareness and understanding in order to proceed in the right direction. Karang Saujana is not just another development, but is a lifestyle offering in terms of culture and nature - the two most dominant images of Bali " ( Popo Danes )
Karang Saujana's stunning private residences will have the magic touch of prominent award-winning Balinese architect Popo Danes, known for his passion in preserving traditional Balinese architectural principles. Harmony between culture, nature, people and buildings -this is the secret ingredient that makes every Popo Danes creation a masterpiece of aesthetics and practicality. Proud of his Balinese roots, he remains active within the community. He is a patron of the arts and his Denpasar office incorporates a gallery that regularly hosts art and performance exhibitions.
Educated at Bali’s Udayana University, Popo is a visionary architect whose work is internationally recognized and appreciated. In fact, his collaboration with scores of international clients provides a cross-cultural perspective and an intimate understanding of what people desire in their dwellings.

Internationally, Popo has designed successful projects & private residences in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Germany, Australia, USA, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Thailand & Vietnam.


- Sheraton Visakhapatnam - India
- Holiday Inn Baruna - Indonesia
- The Sukma, Bali - Indonesia
- Rajadhani, Bali - Indonesia
- Nandini Resort, Bali - Indonesia
- Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali - Indonesia
- Gayatri Villas, Bali - Indonesia
- The Ibah, Bali - Indonesia
- Natura Resort & Spa, Bali - Indonesia


- The Akasha - Seminyak
- Karang Tinggi, South Bukit
- Karang Jimbaran - Bukit
- Nusa Dua Cliff Residence - South Bukit
- De Ramachandra - Bukit
- The Shanti - Bukit
- Villa Sankara - Canggu
- Villa Legenda - Canggu
- Villa Indra - Bukit
- The Long House - Bukit
- Villa Saraswati - Ubud
- Villa Suluban - West Bukit
- Umah Cagaan - Gianyar
- Umah Lu'ung - Ubud
- Villa Ali Agung - West Bukit
- The Jewel - Bukit
- Villa Ombak Luwung - Canggu
- Batujimbar Residence - Sanur
- Villa Cemara - Sanur
- Smara Bai - Gianyar
- Pujungan Residence - Tabanan
- Villa Mandala - Seseh Beach
- The Ganesha Foundation - Tabanan

The Pasifika Museum building in Nusa Dua is also a Popo Danes design.

While undoubtedly Bali’s best architect, Popo has also won prestigious international architectural awards and accolades. Amongst them are:

1st Award from Bali Governor - Architectural Design Competition at the Bali Arts Festival 1986

Architectural Award from Indonesia Institue of Architects for Architectural Conservation 2002

Architectural Citation from Indonesian Institute of Architects for Commercial Building category 2002

Special Awards from Indonesia Institute of Architects for efforts in enriching Balinese contemporary architectural and expresive heritage by exhibition and the publication of architectural work books, September 2002

Indonesian Construction Award 2003 for Area Planning / Development category, from Ministry of Settlements and Region Infrastructures Republic of Indonesia (KIMPRASWIL)

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2004, nominee

1st prize - ASEAN Energy Award 2004 for Tropical Building cateogry

Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Award for ASEAN Energy Effecient Bulding Competition, 2004

Architectural Citation from Indonesia Institute of Architects for Commercial Building Category 2005

Architectural Citation from Indonesia Institute of Architects for Building Conservation category 2005

Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Appreciation for participation in Energy Efficiency 2007

1st price - ASEAN Energy Award 2008 for Tropical Building Category