If you are one of those many fans who spends countless hours in an entirely different universe as you explore its many quirks and characters then this amazing home in Taipei will surely leave you spellbound. And even if you are not really into the sci-fi saga it is hard to turn away from this magical apartment where every little detail has been carefully crafted to fulfill the fantasy of its homeowners. Star Wars fanatic or not this is an interior that demands attention!
Nestled on an lot in Jakarta the expansive home consists of 19 bedrooms spread across two spacious levels with additional living areas nestled on the ground floor. A central courtyard and light tunnel form the axis around which these individual rooms are placed as a floor of natural light and green freshness brightens the interior.
On the ground floor is a small reception along with a coffee area that allows you to welcome potential customers and clients and offers a wonderful hangout for everyone working in the two levels above. Small niches provide smart conversation nooks even as the beautiful blue walls and exposed concrete surfaces usher in a modern-industrial style.
But the smart rear extension of the house offers much more than the 1.5-feet-deep . The sunken design of the living area also turns it into a lovely gathering space for friends and family and the open design of the new extension along with the corridor and kitchen ensure that there is a flood of filtered light indoors.
With an open living area that also houses the kitchen and dining space becoming the social zone and heart of the house one feels that the interior is a lot more spacious than it really is. Pops of green and orange enliven the kitchen bedroom and bathroom while furniture crafted from leftover structural timber and concrete gives the home a planet-friendly twist. A large wooden and concrete deck outside complete a home that is inviting practical and peaceful.
Leaving the street façade unaltered the new addition is spread across two different levels and houses the kitchen dining room and home office among other spaces. But it is the use of large walk-on skylights that draws your attention instantly as the top level skylight also serves as a beautiful private terrace.
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.