budi pradono encloses glass home within tilted steel frame in indonesia
budi pradono encloses glass home within tilted steel frame in indonesia
mar 16, 2016

budi pradono encloses glass home within tilted steel frame in indonesia

budi pradono encloses glass home within tilted steel frame in indonesia
all images © fernando gomulya




located in the indonesian capital of jakarta, ‘rumah miring’ which translates to ‘slanted house’, is a realized property sited in a residential area of pondok indah designed by budi pradono architects. the prominent and upmarket area has seen a common pattern of homeowners using architecture as a representation of their success and wealth.





based on a plot measuring at 8 by 20 meters, the design is defined by its exposed robust steel envelope painted completely in white. the distinctive element is the noticeable tilting of the structure, highlighting the volume which holds programs. the external framework leans forwards towards the street at an angle of 70° and serves as a shell that encases the sequence of angular and unique spaces within.

the home is located in a gated, private area called pondok indah




spread across three floors, the scheme is connected through a suspended staircase of white mesh. to lessen the minimal and harshness of the structure, the designers used internal plants and trees to cultivate a tropical essence, while providing a subtle transition between the inside and outside.  

the open-air pool and porch is based on the ground floor




the ground floor dedicated to entertaining and socializing illustrated by the open-air double-height pantry area and adjacent swimming pool. the sculptural spaces unfold with the bedrooms situated on the second level with a 16 square meter bathroom and a contemplative room for relaxation. furthermore, the top level – showing sweeping views of the the surrounding environment – has been left for the lounge and guest room.


a steel mesh staircase in white starts from the bottom and travels through all three levels


hanging plants drape from the steel frame


the 16 square meter bathroom area acts as a response to the current trend of urban lifestyle

the master bedroom opens up to the terrace

the top floor presents sweeping views of the urban landscape



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