Nestled in the picturesque seaside town of Pangandaran on Java Island’s southwest coast, Indonesia, De Residence Pangandaran stands as a testament to modern luxury and traditional charm. This coastal town, beloved by Indonesian tourists, is famed for its sprawling, stunning beaches, prime surfing conditions, and captivating landscapes filled with jungles and rice fields.

Project Name: De Residence Pangandaran
Office Name: Erik Petrus Architects
Project Status: Built
Completion Year: 2023
Project Location: Pangandaran, Indonesia
Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 1300 m2
Usable area: 1 920 m2
Area site: 3 260 m2
Photo Credits: Mario Wibowo

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The mastermind behind De Residence Pangandaran is Erik Petrus, a distinguished Czech architect celebrated for his iconic and emotionally evocative buildings. Petrus’s work is a seamless blend of innovative design and sensitive spatial awareness, creating structures that are both unique and impactful. His projects in Indonesia highlight his exceptional ability to marry modern architectural principles with local cultural elements and the exotic natural surroundings.

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The complex consists of 24 elegantly designed family homes arranged in a row, all connected by a private internal road. Complementing this setup is a serene swimming pool, offering residents a perfect spot to unwind. The homes provide luxurious living spaces equipped with modern amenities, while the nearby picturesque beaches offer an ideal setting for relaxation and aquatic fun.

De Residence Pangandaran skillfully balances community and privacy. The complex features a reception area with a security box and a bar with an outdoor terrace, creating spaces for social interaction. This thoughtful design ensures residents can enjoy both communal moments and the serenity of their private residences.

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The architectural design draws inspiration from the traditional Indonesian joglo house, characterized by its raised roof which facilitates efficient ventilation. This traditional element is reinterpreted in a modern context with each house featuring a skylight at the roof’s peak. This not only floods the central part of the house with natural light but also ensures optimal cross-ventilation, crucial for the tropical climate of Indonesia.

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Inside, the houses boast a grand elevated space extending from the ground floor to the roof, creating a central hub of the home. A bridge on the first floor connects the bedrooms at either end of the house, with a staircase descending to the ground floor where the living room, kitchen, and dining area seamlessly integrate with a private outdoor terrace. This design maximizes space and light, creating a harmonious living environment.

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The construction of the houses emphasizes the use of local materials. The structural framework consists of a reinforced concrete skeleton filled with batako bricks, made on-site from volcanic material sourced from nearby volcanoes. Local stone and teak wood are also prominently used, ensuring that the buildings harmonize with their natural surroundings.

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De Residence Pangandaran is more than just a residential complex; it’s a harmonious blend of modern luxury, traditional architecture, and natural beauty. Erik Petrus’s visionary design brings together the best of both worlds, creating a living environment that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Whether it’s the luxurious amenities, the thoughtful use of space, or the seamless integration with the local landscape, De Residence Pangandaran offers a truly unique and enriching living experience on the beautiful coast of Java.


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