‘S’ HOUSE / Simple Projects Architecture

‘S’ HOUSE / Simple Projects Architecture

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan + 51

Houses  · 
Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simple Projects Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    295.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Alexindo, Cellini, Dulux, Propan, Roman Ceramics, Schneider, Toto
  • Architect in Charge

    Nikko Lendra
  • Photographs

  • Interior Designer

    Meyliza Kotama
  • General Contractor

    Leo Purnomo (PT. Barito Anugrah Sejati)
  • Supervisor in Charge

    Yovi Indramawan
  • Interior - Furniture Contractor

    Haryanto Admodjo, Indra
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Text description provided by the architects. The name ‘S’ House is chosen to reflect the architect’s experiences throughout the design and construction process.

Standing amongst developer’s standard houses in a cluster of a high-end residential complex, this house aims to bring a new perspective of a modern home, that is comfortable, efficient, and practical yet visually pleasing.

© Mansyur Hasan
© Mansyur Hasan

Within a site area of 10m x 19m, the architect was challenged to design a house that fit the owner’s necessities while having space comfort and quality as top priority.

© Mansyur Hasan
© Mansyur Hasan

As a result, a simple layout was created. Open plan, High ceiling level, large openings, inner courtyard, and bright colored interior were products of the carefully thought design process, allowing the owner to have the flexibility of a space as the house grow throughout the years.

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Section 3

The architect incorporated a tabebuia aurea tree into the design, as a focal point to the foyer and living room as well as giving soul to the ‘simple’ house, to make it a home.

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© Mansyur Hasan

Lines and linear are widely used throughout ‘S’ House. As a façade, it gives dimension to what rather a flat appearance, yet allow the daylight to pierce through. Lines and linear are also noticeable on stairs guard rails as well as doors and window openings.


A number of trials and errors have been done to explore materials and applications technique during the design and construction process. What might be appeared as a very simple house design turns out to require a lot of thoughts and efforts in order to achieve the comfort and quality of the space within the limited budget.

© Mansyur Hasan
© Mansyur Hasan

‘S’ House then become special as the architect and the owner have the same vision towards a house design. The collaboration between the owner, the architect, the designer, and the builders to complete the project within the targeted time frame and budget make ‘S’ House considered to be one of the architect’s personal achievements.

© Mansyur Hasan
© Mansyur Hasan

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Cite: "‘S’ HOUSE / Simple Projects Architecture" 14 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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