The front façade of the house is shaped by a beautiful and bright terracotta wall that was carefully created by craftsmen at Pamulang. This matte orange feature gives the home a cozy inviting appeal and an unmistakable personality. Carefully placed gaps in the wall bring in filtered light while much of the harsh tropical sunlight is kept out even as the natural properties of terracotta cool the home further. Energy efficiency is achieved at this Indonesian home by using passive cooling techniques along with the smartly placed courtyards which reduce reliance on artificial cooling and lighting systems.
A complete contemporary can be a challenging task at the best of times and the makeover becomes even more daunting when the residence is nestled in a neighborhood like . Home to arguably the city’s most sought after real estate this North London suburb has an aura of its own that largely sets the tone for any proposed changes.
A small deck extends the living space outdoors and offers a tranquil retreat that lets the homeowners take in the beautiful hilly landscape and the lush green garden. Responding to the environmental needs of the area and keeping construction time and cost down to a minimum were project priorities.
Not only does the existing annex seem like an organic extension of the large cabin structure but the exterior of the holiday home can also withstand the brunt of gusty winds that are par for the course here. A curved path leads to the private entrance and the interior of the home is simple minimal and Scandinavian in style.
Another striking feature of the house is the way that it blends a dash of Asian minimalism with modernity as the simple wooden decor in the living area coupled with furniture salvaged from the homeowner’s old residence creates a relaxing stylish atmosphere.