curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia

Tanatap Canopy Garden stands amidst a tropical almond garden

 

Tanatap Canopy Garden, designed by RAD+ar architectural practice, stands as an open and transparent commercial garden and café celebrating its natural surroundings. The structure, a double multi-axial pigmented concrete plate, delicately hovers above the garden, creating a light, protected feeling. The shell-stressed structure forms a series of seating areas on the roof shaping the ground floor as the extension of the garden. Despite the challenging tropical environment of Bekasi in Indonesia, where temperatures soar to 35 degrees Celsius, this experimental commercial garden exemplifies that a passive, low-energy design can thrive and remain profitable in such conditions. Drawing from the weaving canopies of tropical almond trees, the project seamlessly blends indoor-outdoor living, extending views into the expansive garden fields.

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
all images by KIE unless stated otherwise

 

 

RAD+ar’s open layout fosters efficient indoor-outdoor flow

 

Antonius Richard, principal of RAD+ar, notes that the design aims to integrate the indoor-outdoor experience, acting as a bold backdrop to the landscapes while applying low-tech methods. The visitor’s experience is curated through playful harmonies of spatial leveling, natural lighting, integrated architectural furniture, and a unique interior. The juxtaposition of the multi-axial pigmented concrete and translucent elements enhances views of the tropical almond garden, offering a serene gathering space. RAD+ar optimizes the design for a bespoke experimental tropical experience, integrating an inside-outside concept with floating concrete elements that cast varying ambiances throughout the day. The open layout fosters efficient flow and interaction within the interior, encompassing the bar area, communal table, and circulations. Reflecting Tanatap’s commitment to decentralized sustainable buildings and business in developing countries like Indonesia, the design hosts a creative community in its gallery-commercial garden setup.

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
the open design seamlessly blends indoor-outdoor living | image by Sonny Sandjaya Photography

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
the structure forms seating areas on the roof, seamlessly extending the ground floor into the garden

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
Tanatap Canopy Garden features elegant curved concrete steps | image by Sonny Sandjaya Photography

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
the structure, a double multi-axial pigmented concrete plate, delicately hovers above the garden

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
the indoor-outdoor space acts as a bold backdrop to the landscape | image by Sonny Sandjaya Photography

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floating concrete elements hover above the garden | image by Sonny Sandjaya Photography

curved concrete steps outline RAD+ar's tanatap café in indonesia
the interior encompasses the bar area, communal table, and circulations

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the visitor’s experience is curated through spatial leveling, natural lighting, and integrated architectural furniture

 

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image by Sonny Sandjaya Photography
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image by KIE
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first floor plan
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project info:

 

name: Tanatap Canopy Garden

architect: RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture) | @radarchitects

location: Bekasi Regency, Indonesia

photography: KIE | @kiearchSonny Sandjaya Photography | @sonnysandjaya

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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