Breathing House

Residential / Sep - Oct 2016

Breathing House

July 22, 2016

It seems the house is flooded with daylight at every turn. This is done not just through the generous large glass openings that serve as windows and doors, but also the clever way in which the bricks were laid to create voids or ‘holes’ that allow cross ventilation and an abundance of light—hence the name Breathing House. Bricks are a traditional building material used in many parts of Asia and its application often conveys a sense of warmth. In this case, they also serve a function to bring in air and light. Additionally, the use of glass, glass reinforced cement and recycled metal helps to give the house a contemporary look.



Project Name Breathing House blank
Location Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) Sektor 1.1 Griya Loka, Indonesia
Completion Date August 2014
Site Area 336 square meters
Gross Floor Area 390 square meters
Number of Rooms 6
Buidling Height 10 meters
Client Owners Susanto Adi Nugroho
Architecture Firm Atelier Riri
Principal Architects Novriansyah Yakub
Main Contractor Askala Indonesia
Civil & Structural Engineer Askala Indonesia
Images/Photos Teddy Yunantha; Adityo Faturochman; Atelier Riri

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