• House 6Jakarta

    The house geometric presence gives a striking sculptural quality in a crowded residential block in central Jakarta. The mass is crisp, with window openings, curves gently around first floor corner and bends slightly inward towards the back. Setback lines allow for carport and side garden to occupy transitional areas. A perimeter wall envelopes the side garden to maintain privacy and provide security for the house occupants. The overall exterior composition is responsive from all viewing angles against neighboring houses and enhances its corner location.

    A continuous interior space on the ground floor is for living, entertaining and displaying art. Load bearing walls free up the first floor from supporting columns to maximize the living area with definitive zones of activities. The open ground floor space is calming as one enters the room overlooking the side garden and an open interior patio for potted plants. By allocating open spaces on a diagonal axis, the main living space is well ventilated throughout the day. The dining area is connected to the side garden by two floor-to-ceiling screen doors.  

    A tall skylight bathes reflected natural daylight into the interior space. In this way, the house is bright and requires minimum additional lighting even on a cloudy day. A staircase to the upper floor occupies this tall space. The study/play room receives full advantage of the skylight and the tall space for natural lighting as well as circulation of fresh air. Second floor windows frame interesting views of the neighboring mature trees and other neighborhood sight lines without sacrificing privacy.

    Jun 2011 | Residential | Built
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