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D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design

  • 01:00 - 9 August, 2009
D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design
D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design

D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia
  • Architect

    SUB. Studio for visionary design
  • Project Directors

    Wiyoga Nurdiansyah
  • Design Team

    Muhammad Sagitha, Dickie Padmawijaya, Alex Gandung
  • Area

    98.0 sqm

From the architect. This project shows Indonesian house in SUB. Studio vision. it calls "D-minution House". Intended to reach affordable house.

Defining space by creating areas of grey (concrete) and green, to reflect the built and unbuilt spaces blending together, the house demonstrates a gestalt effect of the architecture being greater than the sum of its humble parts. This occurs on a small site of 93 square metres.

As a space-economising strategy, we defined a zoning scheme where the circulation hierarchies that one would assume get upended. As such, the maid and pantry areas line up near the front entrance. This allows for a larger space for the living room and dining areas, which blend in with the terraces, thereby creating a multifunction area. This is enhanced by a large window opening up to the main green area.

On the second floor, a window is created at a low level, to create views towards the garden on the first floor.

As a means of climatic response, having a big window creates for better air circulation, and allows light into the house. The second floor window has a 30cm gap, thus creating a ventilation gap in between. When it rains, a cool breeze enters the house, without it getting wet.

A raw material without finishes was chosen, to express the architecture as it is - honest. Local brick, local roofing material reminiscent of traditional Indonesian typologies and cement board are used, whilst solid wood is used for doors and window frames. Angled steel is used for the windows for opening and closing, and paint is only applied to the ceiling and nowhere else, so as to create reflection for bounced light.

The reductivist concept applies to the entire functioning of the house and not just the design. With a very modest budget of US$17 500, and a design that capitalises on getting the most out of - and at the same time mediating - the tropical climate, the house becomes an example of sustainable living.

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Jim · June 27, 2014

I'm moving to Jakarta in October 2014 and would definitely like to find a lot in the Business District and build this house. It's really quite wonderful!

Patrica Birdinground · February 19, 2014

Tried to find a good roofline Company in Manchester can anybody help?

need help paying electric bill · June 23, 2013

Hello! I've been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

Michael Golshan · July 03, 2012

Ayo cangkrukan di @WorkArchUB, 30/6/2012 dg Mas Agit/SUB See: ArchDaily

Workshop Ars.UB · June 29, 2012

Ayo cangkrukan di @WorkArchUB, 30/6/2012 dg Mas Agit/SUB See: ArchDaily

Galih W Pangarsa · June 27, 2012

Ayo cangkrukan di @WorkArchUB, 30/6/2012 dg Mas Agit/SUB See: ArchDaily

Paulo · January 08, 2012

Hi Sub,

As my wife and I were flicking kartini's magazine the month of 15-29 December 2011 edition. To be honest we were very impressed with your design. We were stunt of the practicality and the simplicity and yet only 70m2 of living space.

We are curious about the price. Could you tell us how much will it cost as a whole package?



OCCO arquitetura · October 19, 2011

D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design | ArchDaily via @archdaily

On the Green Road · April 21, 2011

This beautiful home was built for under $20k

obedience training for dogs · October 26, 2010

Wow nice job I really really enjoyed reading your web page!!!

budi santoso · January 30, 2010

cocok for keluarga muda..simple,praktis,berbudaya....minimalis..

nibrasakhi · January 25, 2010

Gudd Werxs..!

indra bejo · October 20, 2009

This is what i call humble architecture....salute for SUB!!

Naaif · October 17, 2009

I do like to see your work and if possible i would like to get your mail address as i have a project ahead.

SAKTI · October 08, 2009


hann · August 16, 2009

Hi guys,

I think it's best that you don't credit the text to me - I simply translated it from Bahasa for you guys!

It's actually your write-up :)

bill · August 13, 2009

absolutely beautiful!

Nikola · August 12, 2009

love it, love it!
something I would love to live in,
or to work in!

studio ajik · August 11, 2009

mantap nih urang bandung!!......ditunggu karya2nya

megaloman · August 11, 2009

haddoooh, gagal pertamax, Gan.

rickyarief · August 11, 2009

ayus uy...cociks...cociks...

Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro · August 11, 2009

great jobss!!! next forkabi?

Rebekah · August 11, 2009

Fabulous! Very impressed!

muhammadsagitha · August 11, 2009

to m@rchitec : estamos tratando de mezcla entre exterior e interior para conseguir mayor espacio. Indonesio tranquila mano de obra barata para explorar y crear diseños elaborados. To share how Indonesian Architecture nowdays and to let people know there is a big potential here to explore.

titisnurabadi · August 10, 2009

small and beautiful,in fact it's a smart design, i've been there once...,the space is fluid, create a unique spatial experiences, a good combination of materials and a distinctive mixture of modern and indonesian vernacular architecture. not like any other architects in jakarta who make architecture as a mask, a cosmetic, complicated but empty, spaceless, trapped in their dillutional westernized architecture (they've forgotten their identity).

good work!

sullka · August 10, 2009

excelent design for modest modern living, and a tight budget.

m@rchitec · August 10, 2009

Que solucion tan adecuada y bien trabajada, me alegra la calidad de los espacios y la pertinencia de las cubiertas en su materialidad y espacialidad

syamsalam · August 10, 2009

edaaaaaaaaaannnn..... maju terus SUB. cool pisan lah pokona mah

Marian · August 10, 2009

Just 93 square meters? oau! impressive!

Benjamin · August 10, 2009

beautiful brutalism

gigi.googoo · August 10, 2009

go go go go go go go SUB!

muhammadsagitha · August 10, 2009

Reminiscent of Traditional Indonesian Houses in contemporary way of architecture.With a very modest budget as a good sample of afordable house in Indonesia

doyig · August 10, 2009

time to move on Indonesians!

tanti · August 10, 2009

hahaha pake gan gan gini semua org siga di kaskus....hebat euy agiiiitttt......
gw kasih cendol deh gaannn!!!! heuwheuwhe

nice and clean design berikut atap TIDAK DATAR,thumbs up!

reini mailisa · August 10, 2009 design...
love it!!

'mo · August 10, 2009

matafff gann..selamat dan sakses buat SUB ah!

gigin · August 10, 2009

edank edank..... selamat buat SUBstudio. Sukses!

reko · August 10, 2009

mantap gan.... teruskan SUB hehe... upload yang lainnya juga sukses buat teman2 SUB

atmoko · August 10, 2009

hehe,yoga akhirnya masuk juga nih,,
(hehe..wait for another projects),,,go2,,SUB,,

theotherside · August 10, 2009



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