INSET HOUSE is derived from an intersection concept of the Residential Building, which ‘Floating garden” is purposeful inserted to the front of the building to provide various benefits while the owner is out of the house.
Starting from the problem of the west facing house, Architects try to explore the Fasade and the front of the House into an area that can exploit the heat of the afternoon sun light coming from the west. Starting from the 1st floor sheltered by the 2nd floor overstack far enough so that the heat of the western sun will not touch the main room on the 1st floor of this house, the heat will be stopped in the informal guest area equipped by the pool and the garden as the cooler.
Still about the strategy of blocking western sunheat, the 2nd floor we tilt the massing not to collide perpendicular to the heat of the afternoon sun, we give also the second skin of a striped wood as the main obstacle of heat. Behind the second skin we also give the “slit” window opening to reduce the incoming heat. This can be said to be a “layered protection and ploy” to fight against the heat of the western sun which is the main issue.
The flying garden as the main crown of this house has a variety of functions that ultimately make this house feels beautiful and cooler. In addition to functioning as a hot exterminator and the main elements of the building facade, this garden becomes a good view for 3 rooms on the 2nd floor, namely Main Room, Corridor, and Children Room. Not to forget this park also became a private garden balcony for the main room. It makes the location on the top floor becomes like the ground floor.
In addition to various strategies to combat of the western sunheat, this house has a very minimal floor programming partition / wall. This is to accommodate the main desire of the client who wants the house feels spacious and not divided by the wall, considering the 1st floor is a joint activity area between family members. At times can also be used to hold various events evenings together with family and friends remember that is the owner’s hobby.
On the under the stairs area, the architect merancanng multinfungsi furniture that can turn into a bed and sofa, which is when not in use can be back to the stairs. So the residents can be flexible in its use.
Indira Pramundita S,
DELUTION Build (Ex CRI)