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Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect

  • 01:00 - 21 July, 2010
Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect
Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect

Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect Mr Chou's Apartment / Chrystalline Architect +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architects

    Chrystalline Architect
  • Principal Design

    Christophorus Jauhari
  • Team Design

    Febrian A. Wijaya
  • Contractor

    CDP, pt
  • Area

    45.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. We try to optimize the function of every part of this apartment, such as the space function, partition material and furniture, to accomodate all the owner activities. The extreme change-over is we replace the bathroom partition from standard brick wall into frameless glass to make it see-through, with roller blind to provide guest privacy.

We use a frameless mirror as wall treatment on the side wall at the dining area to double sizing the visual space which also we put a hanging dining table with steel structure that is hidden in the back of the mirror panel. The dining area is designed as the favorite room for the owner to entertain their guests that extended with small sitting room. This area is connected to the bedroom through a hidden sliding door. The use of the door is to make the space more efficient. Along the “bridge” from dining area to the bedroom, we place the wardrobe with mirror panel sliding door in order to omit the narrow space in corridor.

The colour material is combination of white oak veneer as the wall treatment panel and built-in furniture which finished in maple and white colour. The floor finish is using maple parquette which combine with concrete exposed staging as the connecting statement between dining and bedroom area.

The bamboo leaf pattern on the frameless glass partition in the bathroom become the main accent of the entire apartment, and the steel structure which also use for the bench in sitting area and tv cradenza is exposed in steel colour and coated with clear waterproof coating.

Ceiling is designed in 2 layers, coloured in contrast black & white colour in order to make clear the line of drop ceiling which layered with flourescent light.

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aRyo basuki · August 30, 2010

45sqm apartment design in indonesia w/o opening ... http://www.archdaily.com/69480...

jasonlee · August 23, 2010

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Mike Delosreyes · August 17, 2010

Mr Chou’s Apartment / Chrystalline Architect. i like privacy...but where are the windows? http://j.mp/aO42fn

dashen · July 22, 2010

seems located in Indonesia. why the house so sealed? for air condition? I don't like the lifestyle.

Anne Chris Kindness · July 22, 2010

RT @aloysiokity: Bom dia pessoal... sol e minimalismo... 45m2 na Indonésia.. clima coerente com o nosso http://bit.ly/aMK1NF

brb001 · July 22, 2010

There is a sliding door between the "public" dining space and the "private" bathroom/bedroom so it is possible to use the toilet discretely.

Normally, I would not consider that absence of a kitchen to be too unusual (personally, I never use mine), however, since the focus of the public space is a dining room then, yes, it does seem odd not to have a kitchen. Perhaps there is a restaurant in the building that caters? That would be nice.

Probably most impressive are the photos taken looking directly into the mirrored walls that show no signs of a photographer. Photoshop? Or is there some photographer's trick at play here that I don't know?

Aloysio e Kity Arq · July 22, 2010

Bom dia pessoal... sol e minimalismo... 45m2 na Indonésia.. clima coerente com o nosso http://bit.ly/aMK1NF

niko · July 22, 2010

Does Mr Chou not like windows?
This apartment is like a Yo-tel room only slightly bigger and with a toilet on display. I'm sorry, but pretty casegoods do not make up for inhumane living conditions...

Damien Franco · July 22, 2010

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john_lafemina · July 22, 2010

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Nicholas Patten · July 22, 2010

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ARC Inc. · July 22, 2010

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syng j. sang · July 22, 2010

NEAT.

a beautiful dance of canitlever in land of mystical mirrors. the space is a composition of notes and beats and sings in my head.
the floor and its pattern is makes me think of mozart and the lighting in the ceiling like rick ross.
overall a fanitstical use of space. view images while listening to the fantasia soundtack for spectacular impact.

j. sang
sang and associates.

Radita Johanes · July 22, 2010

beautiful but not a very practical apartment http://bit.ly/9gwjcp

dot · July 22, 2010

Yes, I agree too, beautiful but it's not practical. It's more like a hotel than a place to live in, and yes would not have guests to come over..

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sheed · July 22, 2010

wouldn't want to go for a dump with guests in the room

Marcos · July 22, 2010 05:54 AM

Agreed. Beautiful, but not very practical.

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Tonia Astorga · July 22, 2010

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Dave L. Gagnon · July 22, 2010

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Jose Ignacio Lee · July 21, 2010

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Albert · July 21, 2010

Clear, cute, minimalistic. Excellent photos. Delicate lighting.
Is there anything special in terms of real architecture? Don't think so...

sullka · July 21, 2010

Amazing work on just 45 m2.

However, even though I love the glass cube, I oculdn't use it.

OFFTOPIC: Archdaily, don't know about others, but on my end (IExplorer) the twitter thingie gets on top of the reply space, I can't see what I'm typing.

sullka · July 21, 2010 11:51 PM

Wait, is it really an apartment? or more like a hotel room?, does the building has a communal kitchen?

I don't see a range/stove in the kitchen area.

Fabiola Johann Braun · July 21, 2010

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Cindy FrewenWuellner · July 21, 2010

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