Project: FE House
Architects: Rakta Studio
Location: Bandung, Indonesia
Area: 9,558 sf
Photographs by: KIE
FE House by Rakta Studio
Rakta Studio has designed the FE House in Bandung, Indonesia. This outstanding contemporary dwelling is designed around family living, taking into account the location’s tropical climate. This has resulted in many open areas that interconnect with the outdoor space, adding up to just under 10,000 square feet of lush living spaces. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise as we’ve showcased a few of this studio’s other works such as the PJ House in Padalarang, the BP House in the Serpong Sub-District as well as the RJ House in Bandung.
Located in Bandung, Indonesia, The FE House is a serene home where every element is designed around family and the location’s tropical climate. The house consists of spacious living space to accommodate family’s activities but remain practical, so everything has its place and the space is easy to maintain. This house consists of 3 levels, with each floor for a different function. The main entrance area connected via a ramp that runs along in front of the house. The ramp takes you directly to the main door of the house. The first floor is a split level to create a semi basement area for the garage and service area, the second floor is the living and family area.
the third floor is where all the bedrooms are. The ground floor, as we first enter the foyer, we can see through the inner court garden with the swimming pool on the side. The family room situated at the back of the home while the initial plan was to place a swimming pool along with the family living space, to leave the most open area on the ground floor for landscaping and maintaining the house owners’ privacy.
This house aimed to redefine the modern and strong composition form using dominant and contextual natural materials. Each stone, marbles, wood, and metal provides unique textural identities in a dynamic line and form. The house’s external features are constructed secondary skin as external curtain to control visibility through the house.