LEO House

Architects: EDHA Architects

Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

FengShui is an old Chinese topography, which believes that man, building, and nature should live in harmony with a positive synergy. Based on that belief, the owner of this house believes that applying FengShui into his house will increase the living quality for the whole household, since the effects can be seen in its daily life routine. Apart from the FengShui, which became the main base when zoning the whole area of this house, the architect also tried to incorporate modern architecture into this building, so that the house not only works well functionality, but also aesthetically.

The whole zoning of this house is adjusted to the calculations of the FengShui master which comes from the history of the topography. In this way the architect is only completing and translating them into architectural norms, so that a ‘dialogue’ between FengShui and architecture can be tied in.

The directives of being simple and having the ability to hold a strong character are the things that the architect wanted to pull into his design.

The building’s façades basically consist of geometric planes which are emphasized by lines, both vertical and horizontal. The massive planes combine with glass material and are softened by applying wood lattice on the top of the whole area.

With the interior, lighting and air circulation is being optimized to the maximum. Along the stairs, there is a skylight running along the whole length to present a “dramatic” effect to anybody who steps on it. The same method is also applied to the dining area which gets light from the skylight through the glass floor above it. On the third floor, especially along the bedroom corridor, architectural language appears as shadows which are caused by the details and architectural component that have been designed by the architect.

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan


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