Slanted House (Rumah Miring)

Slanted House (Rumah Miring)

Architect
budi pradono architects
Location
Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
Fernando Gomulya

Slanted House (Rumah Miring)

budi pradono architects as Architects

Rumah Miring ('slanted house') is a small house on a 8 x 20m lot located in the Pondok Indah district of South Jakarta, Indonesia.

photo_credit Fernando Gomulya
Fernando Gomulya

The lot is situated on the edge of small river with indigenous village (urban) settlements on the opposite side. Pondok Indah is a gated residential community built in the 80’s. Since then, it holds a symbolic status. Some parliament members in Jakarta, as well as some celebrities who come from other regions, feel like it is a must to have a house in this area.

photo_credit Fernando Gomulya
Fernando Gomulya

These symbols of success, aside from where it is located, are generally shown via architectural language. For instance, some structural columns, similar to those in Italy or France, are such symbols.

photo_credit Fernando Gomulya
Fernando Gomulya

Do we need these symbols of status? The client agreed to deconstruct this common discourse, tilting the whole house to be something that almost falls down. This house is next door to an Indonesian musician, Ahmad Dhani. Dhani’s house is painted all black whereas this house is all white. This reinforces Rumah Miring as architecture that criticizes its environment. 

photo_credit Fernando Gomulya
Fernando Gomulya

The square framework is slanted as a symbol of instability, the deconstruction of an established identity of status. Architects are given a discretion to observe the environment and react to such proposals.

photo_credit Fernando Gomulya
Fernando Gomulya

The whole building relies on the steel structure, representative of fabricated modern housing.

 

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Polished concrete, solid wood decking
2. Doors: Steel hollow frame + metal panel, frameless clear tempered glass
3. Windows: Clear tempered glass + aluminium frame
4. Roofing: Metal sheet roofing
5. Interior lighting: by contractor
6. Interior furniture: customized by contractor

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