aaksen responsible architecture's NOR house in bandung references islamic traditions

aaksen responsible architecture's NOR house in bandung references islamic traditions

located in a dense settlement in bandung, indonesia, with a narrow alley as the only access, ‘NOR house’ is a residence of a couple and their children. following islamic traditions and laws, aaksen responsible architecture filled the family’s home with sunlight by maximizing the number of openings and using the lightest materials possible.

all images © KIE



with a total area of 105 m2, NOR house has a contemporary tropical architectural concept with white-colored, zinc-coated roof surface and facade. its building mass and the white color make the NOR house very tidy and distinctive compared with the surrounding buildings when viewed from the air.



for the interior, ivory-colored ceramic combined with parquet flooring and white wall gives a simple and clean touch in all residential area. NOR house spreads into two floors, giving enough privacy for every resident.



all the common areas are arranged on the first floor, while the second level consists of a master bedroom, kids’ bedroom, and a bathroom. in the prayer room, a triangular window trims the volume; aaksen designed an inscription with the name of god in arabic written on the window, which throws a shadow on the room’s interior.




video by aaksen studio





project info:


architects: aaksen responsible architecture

lead architects:yanuarpratamafirdaus, geasentanu

location: jalan pahlawan, bandung, west java, indonesia

building area: 104 m2

project year: 2018

photography: KIE

construction: ASEPDEV (aesthetical in engineering process)

construction team:agustisalmanfarizi, gun gun yuliansyah, arifrahmansyah


video: qrimson

calligraphy and graphics: monoponik


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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