Security aspects was the starting point of the design process of this project. Being located in a high-density area in Jakarta, security and privacy of the user became the main requirements.
Project Name: Rumah Beton
Project Status: Built 2019
Building Type: Residential
Project Location: East Jakarta, Indonesia
Site Area (m2): 232 m2
Total Building Area: 328,05 m2
Building Height (Amount of Storeys): 2-storeys
Lead Architects: Ario Wirastomo & Ditta Astrini Wijayanti
Design Team: Sukma Harwanti
Photo Credits: Mario Wibowo Photography Associate
It translated to a seemingly enclosed facade design yet not entirely massive with the use of wooden lattice. The lattice was designed to enable the user to see from inside the house to the outside, while blocking the view from the outside to the inside and disguising room functions in the house so that the user’s privacy is maintained.
The house’s spatial planning was also made in regard of security. When most houses orientated outward, Concrete House was designed with inward orientation. Enclosed facade was directing the orientation inward and the building’s mass was separated into several sections. Building mass division was made in correlation to the zoning, hence we still have a well-planned space inside the house despite the mass being divided.
The play of mass could give an interesting spatial experience and a dynamic feel to the building’s interior. The presence of dry gardens placed in between the masses and the voids made the user feel the outdoors but with the convenience of indoors.
The wooden lattice on the facade, the segregated masses and the dry gardens, provided good circulation and natural lighting in the house. Combination of massive and transparent tile for the roofing material maximized the access of the sunlight during the day.
PSA Studio, was established in 2009 by Ario Wirastomo and Ditta Astrini Wijayanti. The Depok-based firm works more on residential projects, villa, mosque, public space, and interior. The firm actively participates in design competitions and won 2nd place in Kawasan Penerima Pusat Pemerintahan Kabupaten Tangerang design competition (2008) and 3rd place in Golf Clubhouse design competition (2011). In 2016, the design proposal for airport competition “Arina di Alor” was published in a book titled Desain Bandara Nusantara Alor, as one of 37 works chosen by the jury. PSA Studio focused on creating works with responsive spatial experience of the environment using contemporary solution. In addition, the drive to explore materials makes each work of PSA Studio unique.
Ario Wirastomo was born in Sorong, 1978. The 2002’s generation of Architecture major at Trisakti University, Jakarta, then continued his master study at the University of Indonesia and graduated in 2008 majoring in Architectural Design. Before establishing an independent architecture firm, he worked at several design consultants and developers during 2002-2005.
Ditta Astrini Wijayanti graduated from Architecture major at Trisakti University, Jakarta, in 2002, then continued her study at the University of Indonesia and received a Master of Architecture degree in 2008 majoring in Building Technology. She once practiced as a lecturer at her undergraduate alma mater from 2005-2011. She also worked at several design consultants and developers during 2004-2006.