The R-House by Budi Pradono is an Arboreal Haven

 - Aug 6, 2011
References: budipradono & dezeen
Imagine walking through a hallway in your home and seeing the trunk of a tree—yes, a tree—in the middle of it. This is a reality if you live in the R-House by Budi Pradono architects.

The R-House by Budi Pradono, located in Depok, Indonesia, is a two-storey home that not only houses trees in its corridors but also pools of water. The trees emerge through holes in the grass-covered roof, which gets a "new role as a CO2 producer," according to the architects.

Stone walls as well as perforated metal screens within the R-House act as room partitions as well as shade as they are situated underneath the house’s skylights. The house also includes indoor courtyears and a swimming pool, garden and private terrace in the back.