Catch The View House / Atelier Riri

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Architects: Atelier Riri
Location: Bumi Serpong Damai, , Indonesia
Project Director: Novriansyah Yakub
Constructed Area: 132 sqm
Site Area: 216 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Richard Salampessy, Novriansyah Yakub, Fernando Gomulya

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On the land of 216 sqm the house was built with the main purpose to enjoy the view. But in respect of tropical climate and nature, ‘Catch The View’ House only use half of the land. This notion gives more potential views of the house and enhances it with attraction of the garden around the house. The configuration conveniently took place and form the strong orientation to the house.

site plan

On the ground floor, the view delivered by the transparency of folding glass doors. The feeling of blending with outdoor leave a continuous sensation, as if the garden is an extension part of the house. In the master bedroom, living room, dining room, pantry and service area the fresh view from outside certainly live up the space.

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On the Upper floor, there are only two bedrooms divided by a folding door as a partition and equipped with glass-walled bathroom. Wide void exist in the central of the house gives more option for the visuals. Interior views with a wider sense of space because of the void enriched by the dominant tendency look of the green vegetation in the garden.

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Since the building is adapting a tropical climate, a cross ventilation and adequate natural light becomes crucial. A large window and glass box allows natural light to penetrate into the room, while nako glasses maximizes natural air circulation.

Meanwhile, the building is characterized by a combination of fiber-cement board, concrete exposed, aerated-brick, and natural stone. The natural sense in the use of the material coexist with the bamboo tree in the garden. This formation ultimately exposed ‘Catch The View” House with the modern geometry in a proper dialog with the land and its surroundings.

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Cite: "Catch The View House / Atelier Riri" 14 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • andesh

    selamat ya ri… makin sukses.. nice works!

    • riri

      Thanks for ur appreciation Andesh. Keep in touch :)

  • ika

    congrats mas :*

  • Holcim Awards

    That garden space is wonderful. There is a nice connection between the interior and garden. Nice job.

  • The Big Black & White Zebra

    Right… OK… whatever
    Emerging market OK, but really?

  • http://idle meme

    what is so special about this project? not to be getting on the offensive, but can someone here please explain? :)

  • ryan

    not following the title/concept of this project… where is the view?