South Jakarta is one of Indonesia's most densely populated areas because it is filled with offices and shopping centers. Thus, buildings in this area must also adapt to limited land and one of the residences in Radio Dalam.
(Façade of 3500 Millimetre House)
Occupying an area of 56 square meters, this house designed by AGo Architects is known as the 3500 Millimetre House. The first brief from the client is a house that maximizes the function of the space as needed.
To fulfill the wishes of its clients, the team focused on its main vision of "create a compact living space with rich experiences, create a space with minimal walls, various floor levels, and connecting each floor with various types of stair-furniture-facade integration."
(3500 Millimetre House is designed with a compact space)
So that the team thought of a comfortable interior design while being able to accommodate all the needs of the client. AGo Architect's first step was to create a space arrangement with an open plan. Next, AGo Architects took advantage of the limited land by placing three basic programs: the master bedroom, the gathering area, and the children's bedroom.
(The partition between spaces can be seen from the difference in floor height)
The team placed a master bedroom on the first floor with ergonomics. So that this bedroom can facilitate all user needs, such as mattresses, work tables, and private bathrooms.
(Master bedroom with dominating concrete walls)
Going upstairs through the wooden stairs, the team concentrated the gathering area in one area, such as the living room, dining area, and kitchen. Due to the limited space area, the team separated these three areas by differentiating their floor elevations. Next, the top floor is arranged as the child's bedroom. The team designed a mezzanine in the child's bedroom to accommodate the bedroom, play area, and study area.
(Children's bedroom with mezzanine to accommodate user needs)
To get around the limited area and maximize space efficiency, the team needed to arrange the interior of the 3500 Millimetre House in such a way. Thus, the spaces are made without partitions and implement a storage system through plug-in furniture. This can be seen in the height of the floor, which is arranged as a barrier and functioning for storage in it. Not only that, but the bottom of the steps is also placed for the storage of household appliances.
(The child's bedroom is equipped with a play area and a study area)
Not everyone can live comfortably in 'this spacious house, but 3500 Millimetre House provides inspiration about housing with a limited area but can still meet the needs of residents. With the appropriate design and program, 3500 Millimetre House has become an inspiration and solution for anyone who wants a place to live in the middle of a crowded city.