Located on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, Rumah Tinggi sits on an almost square and flat piece of land just off the famous Senggigi Market. Additionally, a tropical island landscape surrounds the 1.000 sqm site. The Coconut trees spread across the neighboring lands. With this in mind, the site is 10 minutes away from to the beach and tourist activities.
Location: Senggigi / Lombok
Stage: Concept Proposal
Function: Private Residence
Land Area: 1025sqm
Building Area: 380qm
The idea of the Rumah Tinggi came from one of the traditional houses on the island of Papua, Korowai. This tribe erects buildings tall up in the trees. They do so to protect themselves from creatures lurking in the forests. Also, they protect themselves from non-tribal people or outsiders. With this in mind, we applied this privacy concept to our design. The upper floor is the private area, and the bottom floor is the public space.
We took the idea of this wooden constructed house and made a modern version of it. While keeping local and traditional wood construction and joinery, the spaces will have lots of airflow and sunlight. By doing this, we are giving the house its tropical atmosphere. Every space is designed to have the best possible ventilation to make it more sustainable.
The house consists of 3 bedrooms with 1 Master Suite and 2 Guest Rooms. Each of the rooms above has an en-suite bathroom with potential views and an outdoor area. Included in the brief was a private studio office to accommodate the client’s work space and home office. We designed the Living and Dining space completely open giving it a Tropical feel. By doing so, we are connecting nature and the internal space. As a result, we hope to achieve a more sustainable architecture.