Located in a dense residential area of Bandung, Indonesia, RD House, designed by Kamitata Architects is a modern tropical house with a combination of box shape and floating roof. The face of the building is made to be distorted by being dominated by the use of andesite stone and wooden planks combined with large transparent and translucent glass on the second floor.
Constructed on an elongated plot of land, spanning 9 x 25 meters, made this site unique but also posed challenges during the design process. The challenge for the lead architects Lilian Setiawan and M. Diaz Adiyudha was to make a compact house that allowed a lot of sunlight to penetrate through the house, provided good cross-ventilation, and an interesting circulation pattern while maintaining the privacy of its residents.
This two-storey house with a building area of 265m2 has a linear spatial flow with main rooms that are placed in front of the site and service area at the back. The first floor is made with less partition to make it feel spacious, consists a common room, one guest bedroom, and service area, whereas the main bedroom, two children’s bedrooms, and supporting rooms are on the second floor.
To allow the sunlight to penetrate the entire house, an inner court has been created in the middle of the house. Large openings on each floor facing the courtyard provide natural lighting in each room, and creates a healthy living environment. There is also a small backyard to maximise air circulation for the room located at the back.
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