Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
Static House in Jakarta, Indonesia by TWS Partners
February 22nd, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
The site is 600 square meter land area located in a an area that is medium dense, semi detached, without any physical and building typology from one and another. The client came to TWS Parters with a particular vision of garden house, which can maximize in correlation to outdoor space fromwithin. From client’s brief of room program, the house was to have a huge area of 800 square meter, with the entire space to be located within the limited site.
First courtyard was put on raised ground floor, which can also act also as a transition and buffer area from public space in front and rear, semi public, living room. Second courtyard located on the second floor will act as intermediate outdoor space from master bedroom and surrounding neighborhood. Consequently, the above layer of courtyard would be able to be penetrated by sunlight and natural air to give life to courtyard below.
The architects decided to apply shallow reflecting pond within above courtyard and using glass as a base of it, to allow daylight to penetrate the courtyard and room below. The shadow of moving water during daytime from reflecting pond gives a sense of nature inside the foyer room below.
The void also crafted in few places of the above courtyard gives access to daylight and air to the layer below. Swimming pool was located on the first courtyard, ground floor, according to the zoning requirement and at the same time, it acts as a daylight reflector to this outdoor space.
The material used in this building has a light and bright, earthy color scheme to achieve a sense of natural, contemplative and serene living environment.
The custom made, main entrance, wooden door was made by Kayun (wooden artist from Bali), designed with specific floral pattern, to reflect the courtyard inside. The dining table was also made from one piece natural finished wooden slab, juxtaposed with antique, decorative chinese cabinet set in front of the khaki, wall paper finish, background.
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