25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia by Amir Sidharta

By Amir Sidharta

25 Tropical homes in Indonesia deals a range of the simplest modern structure and inside layout within the archipelago.

Architects operating in Indonesia—and in different places in Southeast Asia—face the problem not just of constructing areas to fit the life in their clients but additionally of addressing the environmental and climatic difficulties linked to residing within the tropics.

Featured during this e-book are twenty-five of the main cutting edge ideas to those demanding situations via a few of Indonesia's best architects, between them Jeffrey Budiman and Andra Matin. monetary crises and political switch in the kingdom have encouraged a brand new spirit of appreciation of modernist structure and fostered a wave of architectural creativity that is especially Indonesian, full of life, and fresh.

Featured tasks variety from a brand new kind of city store condo to dramatic and flamboyant constructions rising from the nation-state. Drawing on classical Indonesian aesthetics and conventions and mixing those with dynamic, state of the art layout principles, smooth structure in Indonesia has turn into dramatically aligned with foreign innovations of house, incorporating gorgeous neighborhood parts and fabrics.

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Ok 11:01 Page 11 03 Rino & Sarah 10/6/05 Residence 2/e AM 2/17/06 7:39 PM Page 37 rino & sarah residence Left Reflecting the owners’ interest in cars and motorcycles, the residence has an aerodynamic quality about it. A play on opacity and transparency is apparent in its treatment of spaces, openings, and enclosures. Right Mainly constructed of steel and glass and set on a concrete base, the transparent, cantilevered studio seems to float weightlessly over the pool. It acts as a kind of watch tower controlling every corner inside and outside the house.

This passage, which becomes an anteroom for ensuring privacy, leads to the master bedroom on the left and the dressing room/walk-in closet and bathroom on the right. 2005 200# MY C K 1 DALIM CN MOD : CNB 002-013 57 While every effort has been taken to carry out instruction to customers satisfaction NO RESPONSIBILITY liability will be accepted for errors CUSTOMERS ARE THEREFORE URGED TO CHECK THOROUGHLY BEFORE AUTHORISING PRINT RUNS 05 Comb' Classics, Jay_OKp54-61 18/11/05 8:53 AM 05 Solo Home 2/e 2/17/06 7:41 PM Page 58 Page 58 The spacious foyer dominating the front volume greets visitors to the house.

From the street, the house appears as a box placed on stilts, reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoie, and while it appears to be a two-story structure, the roof—which resembles the propped-up lid of a box—shelters another transparent story above, accommodating a gym. OK 10/25/05 9:27 PM Page 38 03 Rino & Sarah Residence 2/e 2/17/06 7:39 PM Page 38 Above Texture, color, and strategically placed art characterize the interior of the house. In the living room, the minimalist architecture is filled with bold, modern furniture designed by Nada Daoudi Lahlou of Avant Garde Indonesia, who was called in to help Sarah combine her eclectic tastes with Rino’s passion for modern styles.

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