Designed to serve as a cozy weekend retreat, this house isn’t big in size but it makes up for that with a beautiful and very inviting interior. It’s located in Bandung, in Indonesia and it was designed by studio andramatin.
The site which is occupied is cut off from the main road and surrounded by lots of pine trees. They form a beautiful green barrier between the house and the road and neighboring structures. It’s like it has its own little piece of paradise.
The secluded nature of the site means lots of privacy for the house. Also, it allowed the architects to design it with lots of big windows and openings which take advantage of the lovely views.
The roof has this really cool asymmetrical shape that makes the house stand out and differentiates it from other typical gable roof homes. It’s covered in wood shingles and it’s lower on one side compared to the other, going straight down parallel with the wall.
The interior is extremely inviting. The designers used multiple types of wood for different sections of the house as a way to create layers but also to maintain harmony throughout. The ground floor is not as open and bright as the upper section so it was best to have the service areas and the bedrooms down here.
That way the living and lounging areas can take up the upstairs and can enjoy the nice views. There’s a skylight that lets light into the central areas from above and a semi-open balcony which overlooking the back side of the plot where the slope starts.