Long House

Located in a residential area in North Bandung, The Long House is surrounded by fancy old houses and lots of large trees. Sited in the midst of serenity and far from heavy traffic, The Long House becomes a comfortable place to settle. In response to these advantages, the building is designed to receive a sufficient amount of natural light and views to the outside. The building mass is designed to be slightly tilted in order to create a different sight from the surrounding neighbourhood.

Long and horizontal in shape, the living room, dining room and dry kitchen are designed without the use of partition to make the space more spacious. Extensive use of reinforced glass as its enclosure enhances the space to be more open and provides natural ventilation system. To improve the natural cooling system in the building, water pond is added to reinforce the cooling system naturally. Large amount of openings also provide more outdoor views for the owner to enjoy the outdoor features such as vegetation and sound of water creating tranquil atmosphere. The use of different plantings surrounded the building functions as the act of sustaining.

The Long House is mostly constructed with concrete and wood as its main material, combined to create the tropical and modern atmosphere inside and outside the building. White concrete wall represents the modernity and is being used because of its rigidity and durability. On the contrary, wood represents the locality, heat resistance and authenticity. Both materials create a harmony between the past and the new and clean look.