Architecture Residential design

House in Jakarta by TRST Architect features open-air amphitheatre

May 24, 2020

Located in northern Jakarta’s Kelapa Gading district, Ambivert House is a private residential project by TRST Architect, led by architects Jonathan Tenika and Antonio Arnett. Designed for a family of five, it comprises a living room, dining room, kitchen, and guest room on the first floor, three bedrooms on the second floor, as well as a communal gathering area on the rooftop. The house sits on an elongated land parcel with an area of 114m² while the built-up area is 220m².

The form of the house juxtaposed solid and void, allowing some spaces to be flooded with daylight while maintaining privacy in others. The exterior embodies a minimalistic approach with the clean lines of the exposed concrete and steel. The layout has an elongated land area, leading the architects to create the stairs aligned with the elongated direction. This gives a feeling of openness upon entering the house while providing easy access to the bedroom on the second floor.

The living room, dining room, as well as the kitchen are exposed to the inner courtyard which allows daylight and fresh air to invigorate these spaces. The second floor houses the private programmes such as the bedrooms, bathrooms and the balcony. The third floor of the house is largely used as a communal area for gathering events. The amphitheatre style seating area allows for separate interactions on each level, while also allowing group activities that can host up to 20 people at one time.

Photos: Fine Projects

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