House as Tree of Life | Andyrahman Architect

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Project Name: House as Tree of Life

Practice: Andyrahman Architect

Firm Location: Grand Royal Regency G3/11, Wage, Taman, Sidoarjo East Java

Completion year: 2017

Gross Built up Area: 300 m2

Project Location: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Lead Architects: Andy Rahman

Design Team: Muchammad Ubay, Reni Dwi Rahayu

Clients: Mr. Yong Feridjon

Contractors: Griya Karya Mandiri

Others: Interior Contractors : DMK Interior

Photo Credits: Mansyur Hasan

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Project Description

(Text as submitted by the Architects)

In Javanese belief, trees is important in life. The tree is symbolized as kayon (gunungan), essentially a living tree or “tree of life”, which symbolizes life in the world and its contents. With trees, people will live sustainably. Without trees, people will perish.

Second Floor Plan


Trees also become a metaphor in architecture in the tropics, so the important thing in a house is a shade / shade roof, while the wall should be attempted to be a wall that can be passed light and air freely. This house is designed with that awareness as well, as a shade covered by a wall with holes (roster).

The owner of this house is a heavy wood lover, who has a collection of old wood items he has collected for decades. The use of wood should be wise, and pay attention to its sustainability, so that building materials are always available and preserved. The wise use of wood is also related to the continuity of tree planting on earth, which is realized by planting trees in the area of this house.

Facade Detail
Backyard 2
Living Room 2
Interior 1



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