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The Silver Lining House Translates Feng Shui Requirement into a Simple White Box Facade

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LOCATION
Jakarta, Indonesia
COMPLETION YEAR
2020
GROSS FLOOR AREA
162 square metres
ARCHITECTURE FIRM
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
Patrisius Marvin Dalimartha
STRUCTURE
Hendro Ong (G.O.D.)
CONTRACTOR
Sugianto Podiman (Tiga Axis)
PHOTO
Mario Wibowo Photography
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Every project starts with a dream. This one starts with a hope for a better future. The client's family relocated to Jakarta in support of their children’s education. Situated at the 8 x 20 metres plot in Jakarta, Studio Lawang started the design by superimposing nine boxes of Feng Shui requirements onto the plot as guidance. To optimise the building system and utility, a 90-centimetres alley was plotted for the circulation of sunlight and natural air ventilation, as well as green space for the rainwater catchment areas.

The Silver Lining House Translates Feng Shui Requirement into a Simple White Box Facade

Each box has a specific zone or function that later on inherently shaped the floor plan. To respond to the Feng Shui requirement, the architect expressed the exterior more subtly and calmly into a simple white box. The facade is utilized with texture paint to create depth. On the other hand, to create a silver accent on the plain surface, clear anodized aluminum windows, stainless steel railing, and exposed downpipes are added to complement the white facade.

The Silver Lining House Translates Feng Shui Requirement into a Simple White Box Facade

The calm white facade also has a different meaning. For the family moving to a new city means leaving behind their comfort zone to start a new chapter in their life. A blank white wall represents a clean page to fill with hopes and dreams of a better future, the silver lining.

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