FGLA 2019 Merit: 3500 Millimeter House
The house, measuring 3.5 metres wide by 17 metres long, is home to a young family comprising an architect, his wife and son. The programme came about from discussions between the architect and his wife on what they need the space to be (rather than what they want). Thus, the 100-square-metre house has a 35-square-metre master bedroom occupying the ground floor; living-dining-kitchen and laundry on the second floor; a bed-play-study space for the son; and a rooftop area with a city view.
This three-storey house redefines the functional arrangements within a narrow site while creating bright and airy spaces. Affordability and compactness are values that the project has successfully embodied by integrating well thought-out spatial experiences, storage systems and low-cost strategies in the design process—from selecting a narrow site of about 3,500 millimetres wide and choosing cost-efficient materials and construction systems to implementing creative storage solutions and climate-responsive ideas.
One of the main aims was to create a compact space—much like a tiny or micro house—that will not compromise the quality of living for the occupants. The project does this by going wall-less; having different floor levels and ceiling heights, and connecting each floor with various types of stair-furniture interfaces, i.e., combining the furniture modules with functions such as stairs. Simply put, a plug-and-play system that will free the house of clutter and rigidity.
|Project Name||3500 Millimeter House|
|Location||South Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Completion Date||May 2018|
|Site Area||56 square metres|
|Gross Floor Area||100 square metres|
|Number of Rooms||2 bedrooms|
|Building Height||3 storeys|
|Architecture Firm||AGo Architects|
|Principal Architect||Abimantra Pradhana|
|Civil & Structural Engineer||Stefania Dhian|