The typical freestanding property walls of Jakarta’s residential homes that demarcate the boundary between adjoining properties are refigured here as holders of the house-hold, drawn into the property and as well as into the house to explore boundaries of outsides and insides.
The typical freestanding property walls of Jakarta’s residential homes, which demarcate the boundary between adjoining properties, are refigured here as a “house-hold”—a holding of the house as those walls are drawn into the property and into the house to explore boundaries of insides and outsides.
The public areas of the house are created as a partially open partially enclosed courtyard situated between the three-storied back service volume and front bedroom volume. On the west side the property wall bends to hold the front façade of the house but also folds into the house to create an upper open-air terrace, while the south side bends to hold the east façade but also folds into the house to gather the enclosed living room. These outer façades stop short of reaching each other, exposing the corner of this corner-lot house, as both extend as programmed outdoor ground-surface toward the perimeter to establish access to the site. In turn the bedroom and service volumes leak out through the outer façades, just as on the unexposed side and back the house both pulls away from and pulls towards the property boundary, developing an intensive porosity for the programmatic cross circulation of air and light and living outside-in inside-out throughout.
Design: Mark Rakatansky Studio and Mensanadanteman