House of Light Voids
Medan, Indonesia

With a minimal budget on a small and narrow urban site, the young architect’s house for his wife and himself and their new-born child is on two floors arranged around an open large central courtyard and two smaller ones at the entrance and rear of the site. The poured-in-place concrete structure features basic finishing materials to minimise costs: galvanised grating forms some of the upper-floor surfaces to also permit natural ventilation; plywood is used for interior doors, furniture, and some flooring; kitchen counters are covered in aluminium sheets instead of more expensive stainless steel; when not left exposed, some of the interior concrete walls are surfaced with cheap gypsum-board panels.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Medan, Indonesia
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Completed 2020
250 m²
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