in the parung district of indonesia, jakarta-based architecture practice bambuso.id  designed and built a new facility for the urban poor consortium (UPC). erected to the north of a rural site, the two-story building is surrounded by a pond, orchards, and bamboo groves. the construction uses locally-sourced materials – principally bamboo – to affirm the client’s commitment to self-sufficiency and sustainability.

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

images courtesy of bambuso.id

 

 

bambuso.id‘s design carefully considers flooding in the area, which has worsened over the last few years, and the hydrology of parung. the bamboo garden house sits on concrete pedestals, giving it a small footprint that minimizes impact to any surface groundwater.

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the two-story bamboo garden house is built next to a pond

 

 

the use of bamboo and other natural materials effectively combats the warm, humid climate without the need for mechanical air conditioning. two different types of bamboo were used – dendrocalamus asper and gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea – alongside brick in the first floor toilet and clay roof tiles. led by architect andrea fitrianto, bambuso.id provided both design consultancy as well as construction on this project. 

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the building has a minimal footprint thanks to concrete pedestals 

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the structure is raised on bamboo stilts

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the construction joints proved the most challenging part of the bamboo structure

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the construction uses locally sourced materials 

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

view of the external stairs

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the interior at second floor

bambuso.id builds the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia designboom

the wall that separates the toilet on the first floor uses traditional brick

bambuso.id constructs the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia

floor plans

bambuso.id constructs the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia

elevations

bambuso.id constructs the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia

elevations 

bambuso.id constructs the 'bamboo garden house' on stilts in parung, indonesia

sections

 

 

project info:

 

project name: bamboo garden house

location: iwul village, parung, indonesia

architecture firm: bambuso.id

architect: andrea fitrianto

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom