Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Alam Family Residence Encourages Subtle Social Interaction

 - Jun 1, 2011
References: id-ea & plusmood
If you come from a big family, you know the value of privacy, and the inhabitants of the Alam Family Residence by ID-EA Architecture may actually be fortunate enough to take it for granted.

The program of this large house in Jakarta, Indonesia, accommodates two related families, one a generation younger than the other, and the place they call home allows for all parties to carry on separately, providing open areas for communal interaction between them. Courtyards and multi-level indoor atriums serve this purpose, while on a greater scale, the perforated fabric of the structure embodies a similar principle.

The textured skin of this whitewashed dwelling acts as a brise-soleil, breaking up the impact of relentless rays of sun. Whether it's the living spaces or the penetration of the natural world outdoors, the Alam Family Residence by ID-EA is an essay on physical and figurative filters.