Diminished House

“A garden is a grand teacher, it teaches patience and careful watchfulness, it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust, like family.”

– Gertrude Jekyll


Adaptive, natural, green, but doesn’t leave the potential of modernity in every detail, that’s the impression attached to the house which is located in Cipete. Created by relying on natural elements such as walls made of wood-waste reuse processed which drags every attention into it, also the creation of a unique private garden which is only accessible from each room to give the impression that the house is very appreciate and close to nature. Wahana Cipta Selaras generously created the occupants’ dreaming home that is designed to represents the nature, creating the impression of a comfortable resort to live on all the time.
Characteristics of residents who love nature, like exercise, warm and happy family socializing significantly represented in every detail. Impression of openess can directly felt since the beginning of entering the home.

The living room is arranged like a terrace, deconstructing the idea that ‘the inside’ of a house always in insulated wall. Family room between by two gardens on the right and left, the corridor that connects the dispersed rooms, the master bedroom is beside the swimming pool, as the token of appreciation to the coupleso they can enjoy the natural atmosphere since they fall asleep until they wake up in the morning. Plants are designed with the method of the vertical garden at the kitchen window presents a fun cooking experience. And the center of activity is in the family room, featuring a walls made of wood-waste reuse processed, this is where the whole family do the activities, watching TV together, with unseparated dining room and kitchen to strengthen the interaction between family members.

Even in urban land that is related to hot weather, this house was so cool because the use of glass walls that offer the scenery of garden and skylights lines, save the use of electricity for air circulation and light, also gives a touch of harmony. Holidays and weekends are not spent outside the house, because there’s nothing more comfortable than the feeling spending the time at home with family.


Diminished House

Address :  Cipete, South Jakarta
Category : Residence
Building Area : 600 m2

Land Area : 1800 m2
Year of Project : 2009
Architects : Rudy Kelana & Gerard Tambunan