Located in a surprisingly quiet neighborhood in midtown Jakarta, the existing L-shaped building presented a great starting point for creating an airy courtyard residence. The architects designed a transparent living room, dining area and kitchen on the first floor which offer views of the outdoor garden and the existing trees. The second floor houses a semi-public office space accessible via an outdoor spiral staircase. Built with reused materials, a see-through wooden surface is installed diagonally to create shade and accentuate the form of the house.
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In order to respond to the tropical weather conditions, the house features cross-ventilation and a large number of windows and doors that stay open throughout the day, while a vertical garden and wooden shade structureregulate thermal gain.
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