Think of storage space and our mind drifts towards wall-mounted cabinets and large shelves that make the most of the vertical room on offer in our modest homes. But have you ever considered all the floor space that goes to waste?
A cleverly placed Japanese maple tree graces the indoor courtyard and completes a relaxing reading zone that sits indoors. A dark kitchen island and black kitchen shelves with a glossy finish offer lovely visual contrast when combined with the exposed brick wall on one side and glass walls on the other.
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.
Modern homes in South East Asia definitely have a dynamic that is distinctively different from houses both in Europe and America. Bringing together traditional aspects of Indonesian home design and contemporary design principles borrowed from the West the by RAW Architecture is all about maximizing space and energy efficiency.
Internal partitions on every level were kept to a bare minimum and used only when absolutely necessary to ensure that the interior feels as spacious as possible. Elegant LED strip lighting dashing pendants and even beautiful uplights complete the remarkable transformation that sees a tall boring townhouse acquire a new cheerful and visually spacious vibe.