Modern House In Indonesia Takes Minimalism To The Rank Of Art

Situated in an exclusive residential area in Padalarang, Indonesia, the PJ House is a pretty spectacular residence even though not all its main features stand out at first sight. The house was designed and built by Rakta Studio and was completed in 2018. It’s a 675 square meter home with lots of character, a modern vibe and lots of inspiring features spread throughout its design and floor plan.

From an architectural point of view, the house is simple but has plenty of character and individualityView in gallery
From an architectural point of view, the house is simple but has plenty of character and individuality
The ground floor contains all the common spaces and socializing areas, including this simplistic living roomView in gallery
The open kitchen and the living and dining areas and seamlessly connected and effortlessly open up to the courtyards

It’s important to mention that the site on which the house was built is surrounded by nature and this was a great source of inspiration for the architects. The house has a strong relationship with its immediate surroundings and with nature in general, featuring a design and a layout which maximize the views as well as a lovely green courtyard, a reflecting pool and a vertical garden.

This bathroom has one of the most harmonious designs, featuring a marble floor and subtle accent lightingView in gallery
This bathroom has one of the most harmonious designs, featuring a marble floor and subtle accent lighting
The master bedroom has a very stylish accent wall which brings warmth and pattern to the decorView in gallery
The master bedroom has a very stylish accent wall which brings warmth and pattern to the decor
Another bedroom has a very cozy nook and is decorated with warm greys and pastel pinksView in gallery
Another bedroom has a very cozy nook and is decorated with warm greys and pastel pinks

The house is mostly minimalist, featuring a box-like structure and a flat roof. However, it’s not in any way plain or void of charm and character, inside or out. The interior is organized on two floors connected by a floating staircase, the upper level containing the private areas. The palette of materials, colors and finishes is simple and limited to only a few elements. Wood floors adds warmth to the rooms and the marble floor gives the bathroom a chic and refined appearance. At the same time, the designers used texture and pattern to make plain walls stand out, thus making the decor look interesting while remaining simple.

The full-hight windows and glass shower partition in combination with the floating vanity give the bathroom a very airy lookView in gallery
The full-hight windows and glass shower partition in combination with the floating vanity give the bathroom a very airy look
The indoor-outdoor transition is seamless thanks to huge openings and sliding partitions View in gallery
The indoor-outdoor transition is seamless thanks to huge openings and sliding partitions
In areas such as the bedrooms and bathrooms, the lighting is soft and very pleasantView in gallery
In areas such as the bedrooms and bathrooms, the lighting is soft and very pleasant
A small internal courtyard separates the day and night zonesView in gallery
A small internal courtyard separates the day and night zones
A set of floating stairs with built-in LED light strips connect the lower and upper floors, doubling as a focal pointView in gallery
A set of floating stairs with built-in LED light strips connect the lower and upper floors, doubling as a focal point
Glass internal partitions ensure an open and airy ambiance and a smooth flow between the spacesView in gallery
Glass internal partitions ensure an open and airy ambiance and a smooth flow between the spaces