red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia

slender PituRooms towers above Salatiga’s Landscape

 

Sahabat Selojene introduces PituRooms, a micro-hotel on a narrow 2.8 by 12-meter plot in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia. Transforming what was once a neglected dumping ground, the slender hotel redefines contemporary hospitality in the town. With a population of 200,000 and an elevated position of 600 meters above sea level, Salatiga enjoys panoramic views of surrounding mountains and lakes. The hotel, dubbed the skinniest in the country, features seven stacked rooms of different themes, becoming a local beacon with its rooftop lounge, offering a unique perspective amid predominantly low-rise structures.

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
all images by Ernest Theophilus unless stated otherwise | header image by David Permadi

 

 

Micro-Hotel stacks Seven Unique themed Rooms

 

The PituRooms project, led by Ary Indra, addresses the challenge of a narrow plot, by creatively navigating building regulations and utilizing innovative design solutions while, also, preserving the old perimeter wall from the early 20th century. A deep well foundation is employed, ensuring stability for the slender building. Meticulous details weave through existing walls and deep sub-structures, reclaiming the original boundary line by bending the structure outward on the upper floors. The architecture prioritizes functionality, with machinery and service rooms on top featuring cantilevered steel grating. A gill-like feature on the eastern facade of the red agra sandstone exterior facilitates natural ventilation.

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
the micro-hotel stands on a narrow 2.8 by 12-meter plot in Salatiga, Indonesia

 

 

Sahabat Selojene Redefines Compact Hospitality Design

 

The project serves as an innovative response to common land-related issues in small Indonesian towns, offering an alternative model for development. The hotel’s design focuses on the ideal size of spaces for comfort, featuring micro rooms with fully equipped amenities and original artwork. The project’s benefits extend beyond hotel operations, with a regular program inviting community engagement, fostering economic benefits and potential application in similar small towns across the Asia Pacific region.

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
the slender hotel transforms a former dumping ground

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
PituRooms elevated layout offers panoramic mountain and lake views

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
the rooftop lounge stands out amid the predominantly low-rise structures

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
a gill-like feature on the eastern facade of red agra sandstone facilitates natural ventilation

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the hotel’s design prioritizes the ideal size of spaces for comfort, featuring micro rooms

red agra sandstone coats the facades of slender PituRooms hotel in indonesia
meticulous details weave through existing walls and deep sub-structures

piturooms-hotel-indonesia-sahabat-selojene-designboom-1800-2

PituRooms offers creative design solutions and community-focused development in a challenging urban landscape

 

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project info:

 

name: PituRooms | @piturooms

architect: Sahabat Selojene | @sahabatselojene

lead architect: Ary Indra | @aryindra

architect of record: Studio MMAR

structural engineer: PT. Cipta Sukses

lead engineer: Anwar Susanto

mechanic: Eranto Prasetyadi

constructor: Eranto Prasetyadi

client: CV. Pitu Untung Sahaja

plot area: 33.6 sqm

building footprint: 28.5 sqm

location: Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

photography: Ernest Theophilus – David Permadi

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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