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.
Bringing in plenty of natural light and giving the old home a brand new lease on life the lightweight extension does its very best to blend in with the existing brick façade even while showcasing elegant contrast. With the house being revamped even the rear garden and alfresco space were altered and given a fresh perspective with many of the indigenous ferns being carefully relocated and donated to Belgrave Square.
The new and the old combine here effortlessly with much of the original structure being preserved and given a modern sheen so that it blends in with the relaxing contemporary style. One of the most interesting features of this house is the rumpus room that currently acts as the playroom.
It is in this context that was shaped by GEMA to provide a relaxing shelter an efficient workspace and a classy gathering spot for growing businesses. The lovely building nestled on the edge of Thi Nghe canal overlooks a lush green park and sits right next to the city’s largest botanical gardens.
Replacing the original cabin that was built in the 1950s the latest structure seamlessly integrates with the pool and a recent annex that sit next to it. It was a conscious effort on the part of the architects to create an exterior that complemented the slanted roof of the annex covered with wooden shingles.
A series of glass windows connects the interior with the world outside and brings in the ever-changing sights and sounds of nature. On the inside one sees a far more approach to design with curated décor polished finishes and a color scheme based on white and gray.
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.