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Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Designs a Modular Micro House Buildable Within Three Weeks

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Location
Bandung, Indonesia
Completion Date
2020
Site Area
35 sqm
Design Consultant
Principal Architect
Yanuar Pratama Firdaus
Design Team
Gea Sentanu, Azzahra Dartaman, Chandra Adhila, Citra Aviany
Project Manager
Ricky Rama
Prefab Consultant
AAND Company
Prefab Furniture Design
Ricky Rama, Rolly Anwari
Photographer
Azzahra Dartaman
Products
Kayu Lapis Indonesia, Bluescope, Padi Super Bata, Nusantara Eco Power
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It is well understood that the development of prefabrication technology has boosted construction efficiency. One fine example of a project that makes use of prefab is AAND Sayana. As a prototype of micro house developed by Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture, AAND Sayana is designed to be fully assembled within three weeks.

Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Designs a Modular Micro House Buildable Within Three Weeks

©Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture

Standing on a footprint of 35 square metre area, this expressly built micro house is versatile in terms of functionality as well as how and where it can be built. “The construction system was intentionally designed without involving any heavy equipment. Therefore, the construction is made possible anywhere from a plot of land in a narrow alley of the city centre to a remote island,” Yanuar Pratama Firdaus of Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture mentioned.

Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Designs a Modular Micro House Buildable Within Three Weeks

©Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture / Azzahra Dartaman

AAND Sayana mainly uses cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels as its walls and structures. As the main component of the building, the base module of these panels determines the house’s size and form. On the outside, the multi-functional panels are covered with Zincalume cladding that continues as the building’s roof. Between these two layers, bubble foil sheets help to maintain thermal comfort within the house.

Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Designs a Modular Micro House Buildable Within Three Weeks

©Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture / Azzahra Dartaman

“The structural timber was made of certified local burflower-tree or Neolamarckia Cadamba, local fast-growing trees commonly used for building materials.” Besides pointing out the sustainability aspect of the building material, Yanuar also mentioned that the CLT panels are engineered to withstand earthquakes to anticipate the possible scenario, considering Indonesia’s location within the Ring of Fire.

Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Designs a Modular Micro House Buildable Within Three Weeks

©Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture / Azzahra Dartaman

This micro house is equipped with an on-grid solar panel system to support the energy use. With the application of the Internet of Things in the house, all electronic systems and their energy consumption can be controlled by the occupants.

Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Designs a Modular Micro House Buildable Within Three Weeks

©Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture / Azzahra Dartaman

Since this prototype of AAND Sayana is built next to the office of Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture, the cabin is used as a meeting room and a podcast studio for #AaksenTalks. With at least 40 square metres of space, this micro house can accommodate other possible uses beyond residential and meeting. Yanuar is optimistic that this project can be developed to speed up progress in remote areas. “We hope that AAND Sayana could foster the national development, especially in East Indonesia; and the focus should on sustainable and high-quality prefabricated local materials that can be effortlessly constructed by anyone, while keeping the environment intact and pristine at the same time.”

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