The lush tropical climate of Bali resulted in a very distinctive architecture with the use of large, pitched roof overhangs, lots of wood and bamboo finishes. These traditional elements have been reinterpreted in modern dwellings with tropical landscape settings, court yards, swimming pools and Koi ponds. The combination of stone and plastered and painted walls in earthy colours blends well with clay or concrete roof tiles and even thatch roofs. Detailed plasterwork such as a plinth and bands around window openings painted in a darker colour add some substance to the design. Floor finishes range from wood, terra cotta and even stone and tinted cement. The style is equally suitable for the South African Climate and has been growing in popularity.