Project Name: @BATUBATA
Practice: Studio Air Putih
Firm Location: South Tangerang, Indonesia
Completion year: 2017
Gross Built up Area: 1022 sqm
Project Location: South Tangerang, Indonesia
Lead Architects: Denny Gondo
Design Team: Studio Air Putih
Clients: Studio Air Putih
Structural Consultants: Mohammad Samsi
Photo Credits: Mario Wibowo
(“Text as submitted by architect”)
Located in a scattered and disorganized surroundings, the environmental context become the main concept of the office. The surrounding buildings are spread out in moderate size, thus, the office building is divided into several masses positioned around an innercourt in the middle of the site.
Using bricks as the main building materials indicates a humble character since it blends well with the surroundings. Furthermore, bricks is a local material which is typically low maintenance and environmentally friendly.
The ‘Architecture in the Box’ concept is applied where the office glass wall is surrounded by the bricks. Restricting the workers’ view is considered to be useful for the workers to stay focused. To reduce the building temperature, an empty space in-between the bricks and the glasswall is formed, thus, only letting the sunlight in.