September 27, 2019
Healthy Haus is a direct response to the urban living conditions of Indonesians, especially for those living around densely populated areas like Jakarta. The basic idea is to provide future residents with a house, which instead of being a ‘machine’ for living, becomes a ‘machine’ for well-being as an answer to pollution, hours spent in traffic jams, as well as other stressful, harmful impacts on the body and mind stemming from capitalism and the lack of enforcement of regulations limiting its adverse effects. In that sense, the house becomes a ‘refugium’; literally a machine designed to filter and block out harmful external environmental effects, by producing its own interior microclimate (like a space station).
In order to remain flexible, the building is designed in such a way that it does not matter whether it is oriented north-south or east-west with the unobstructed façade, but performs well in both cases and reduces passive heat gains.