Leo House / Edha Architects

© Fernando Gomulya – Tectography

Architects: Edha Architects / Edy Hartono
Location: Kelapa Gading, Jakarta ,
Project area: 240 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Fernando Gomulya – Tectography

© Fernando Gomulya – Tectography

FengShui is an old Chinese topography, which believes that man, building, and nature should live harmoniously in a positive synergy.

Based by that belief, the owner of this house believe that applying FengShui into his house will increase the living quality for the whole household, since the applications can be seen real in daily life routines.

© Fernando Gomulya – Tectography

Beside of the FengShui, which becomes the main base for zoning the whole area of this house, the architect also tried to presenting modern architecture into this building, so that the house is not only worth for its functionality, but also being aesthetic.

The whole zoning of this house is adjusted to the calculations of the FengShui master which been made before. The architect only completing and translating them into architectural norms, so that a ‘dialogue’ between FengShui and architecture could be tied in.

first floor plan
second floor plan

Simple but hold a strong character. Both of these terms are the things that the architects wanted to pull in into his design.

The building façades basically consist of geometric plane which emphasized by lines, both vertically and horizontally. The massive planes combined with glass material and softened by applying wood lattice on the top area.

For the interior, lighting and air circulation is being optimized to the maximum. At the stair area, there is a skylight along the staircase to present a “dramatic” effect to anybody who steps on it. The same method is also applied to the dining area which gets light from the skylight through the glass floor above it. On the third floor, especially along the bedroom corridor, architecture language is appear as shadows which caused by the details and architectural component that designed by the architect.

Cite: "Leo House / Edha Architects" 19 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=112155>
  • Camilo Castro

    Poor maid!!

    • Camilo Castro

      And poor driver!!!

  • Oetomo Tommy R.


  • masoud

    not bad.third plan is the best plan in this building.but other plan…………..

  • http://www.deforma.wordpress.com dE_fOrmA

    It’s weird having the bedroom windows on the third floor facing the corridor.It might be a good spatial solution for some cases but I don’t know If I’d like to be in a room like that.

  • idealist

    awful spaces

  • Liam

    home many toilets does this family need !!

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