Location: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Architect: TWS Partners
Material: concrete & wood
Completion date: 2017
Architect: Tonny Wirawan Suriadjaja
Contractor: TSS Contractor
Photographer: Fernando Gomulya
Text provided by the architects:
Located at a mountainous area in Bandung, the site takes benefit from a beautiful surrounding of deep valley. It also has an added advantage because of its proximity to the forest conservatory, which provides tranquil quality of the mountain site.
Entering the building from the street level, guests are led to entrance level or second floor, where they can enjoy the surrounding view through an open timber pathway, side by side with the water garden as a welcoming element. Then visitors will pass through the shaded circulation to the living room and dining room. The living and dining room offer open view to water garden and timber deck that leads a gazebo and Jacuzzi. The shifted orientation at the upper level provides shading to the open wooden deck terrace underneath it. The materials used in this building consist of natural concrete wall and slab, recycled wooden rib, and green tinted glass.
The idea of the building mass is originally taken from stacking boxes which are rotated through their corner axis, in order to create different walking experiences from a different angles of view.
This strategy also allows the users to have different orientation in different room and have almost 270degree view to surrounding valley.
Timber shading horizontal and vertical circulation wrapped “behind” the box, provides a second skin to building’s rear façade which gives privacy from front side of the building.