Pondok Cabe House
A good negotiation between the landlord and the developer reached an agreement that benefits both parties. The developer asked our 80-year-old client to trade his land and old house with a larger land area to be developed as an Islamic boarding school and a compound house.
The saltbox roof gave the inspiration to the architect how the new house should be built, similar but more comfortable without extracting the feel of the old house. The architect started designing with the brick wall already built, even the roof structure almost attached.
Natural light and air are utilised maximally inside the living room and dining room area. To avoid water splash and to adjust the amount of light coming from eaves of the saltbox roof, we made a custom roster or vent blocks that was designed in accordance with the angle of the roof.
The resulting effect besides adjusting the amount of incoming light, the shadow gained will depend on the direction of the sun. The natural ventilation makes the living room area cooler with the form of ceiling following the roof.
This house is expected to be as humble as the village house, using simple materials like other houses in general but has a special detail and gives space quality for the users.
– capturing the memory from previous house
– reuse and adapt from previous development
– special detail for special house but still humble in the result
Architect : ArMS
Lighting : ArMS
Photographs : Paskalis Krishno