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By Amir Sidharta

ISBN-10: 0794602452

ISBN-13: 9780794602451

25 Tropical homes in Indonesia deals a variety of the simplest modern structure within the archipelago, starting from a brand new kind of city store residence to dramatic and flamboyant structures rising from the geographical region. Drawing on classical Indonesian aesthetics and conventions and mixing those with dynamic, state of the art layout principles, smooth structure in Indonesia has develop into dramatically aligned with overseas suggestions of house, incorporating wonderful neighborhood parts and fabrics.

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N Right The plans of the first floor (left) and second floor (right) show clearly the symmetrical arrangement of the “boxes,” culminating in the enclosed courtyard at the back of the house. Below The backdrop of the show bedroom mirrors that of the sitting room on the opposite side of the ground floor, but the Spies watercolors are replaced here with a large mirror. The red, white, and blue color scheme, inspired by royal colors of the colonial past, provide a fresh contrast to the earthen tones of the furniture and architectural elements.

KUNINGAN, JAK ARTA ARCHITECT TAN TJIANG AY 62 In designing this house for an established couple with independent, grown-up children, architect Tan Tjiang Ay took into account the relatively small 800-square meter site at his disposal as well as the formal nature of the owners. Set in an élite neighborhood not far from the center of Jakarta, the mansion Tan designed is reminiscent, in both scale and layout, of classical Chinese architecture, particularly the architecture of Confucian temples, as well as the tropical landhouse mansions that the Dutch built on the outskirts of Jakarta in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

This volume is divided into three main rooms, with bathrooms in between. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a children’s bedroom, while a study is placed in the south end to the front of the house. The openings of the three rooms are all arranged on the north wall, with the exception of the master bedroom which also takes advantage of the view to the open space to the north. While the service areas of the house, including the laundry, storage, and servants’ quarters are arranged along the wall on the far left (north) of the site, the kitchen is strategically placed in the center of the site, functioning as a kind of pivot that links the three main volumes of the house together.

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