LocationNorth Jakarta, Indonesia
Architect in ChargeCosmas D. Gozali
Architect TeamRaymond Djohan, Setya Kurniawan, Rudy Hermanto, Jonathan Chen
Site Area240 sqm
Text description provided by the architects. The Residence that located in Sunter area take a concept of resort that combined with modern geometric shapes but still regarding aspects of the locality.
With a limited size of the site, the Architect tried to bring a Courtyard concept into the house as a central mass of the building, so the courtyard become a source of light and natural air circulation. Every room in this house have an orientation to the courtyard, so the house become more healthy and energy saving. Furthermore the concept resort is also felt in the foyer area where we've been "entered" into the house, but still seem to be outdoors because of the courtyard / open space that creating the impression of there is no boundary between outer space and the inside space. The Architects also applied a sloping roof in this house and used a local material likes exposed karawang stone that intended to bring a locality of Indonesia in this house.
The Religious side of home owner also inspired the Architects to translate that essence into the design in more modern context. The shape of triangle that resemble of a Chapel combined with box shape create a contemporary looks that makes this residence unique among its surrounding. Another interesting design is how to process the facade of the building by combining massive and transparent form that obtain from arrangement of the hollow steel to give a modern looks.
The Facade of the building is dominated by the white color to give a simple and clean looks also to create a spacious effect. The used of white color also because it produces a soothing atmosphere not only to the owner but also the surrounding.
Just like the exterior, the interior of the residence also features an abstract white color is combined with a touch of natural colors likes brown wood color and terracotta to create a resort looks alike but displayed in more contemporary ambiance. The interior is designed to be simple with the used of built-in furniture to give the impression of compact and integrated with the building. This can be seen on the floor of the reading room where the owners desire to have a reading room accommodated in the form of a built bookcase and attic area which also used as a reading lounge.
Interior and landscape area designed connected with the architectural design concept that brings contemporary tropical shades. Landscape design is more simple and modest like dry garden that mixed with some easy maintenance trees so that more clean and give a modern looks.