Halo Home / Tamara Wibowo Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. Quietly sitting within the nook of a peaceful neighborhood in Semarang, Halo Home takes type of modern barn that’s organized in respect to location of current bushes on web site whereas adopting passive design in the home. There are two elements in the home; one is the pitched roof buildings organized in elongated method alongside the north south axis, one other is the skinny platform within the middle connecting the pitched roof buildings. This platform is then punctured the place current bushes are positioned in a round method whereas defining the courtyard all through the home. The round expression is then adopted additional to intensify foremost areas, comparable to entry, eating space, and swimming pool. These round voids, or as we name them “halo”, give robust traits to the structure and spatial expertise in the home. The halo permits mild to penetrate in an attention-grabbing kind into the home all through the day and offers form to the falling rainwater.
The outside of the home is generally cladded with black charred wooden that was made by the Shou Sugi Ban technique, a course of that deliberately burns wooden to attain a cloth that’s extra sturdy in the direction of climate, termite resistant, and fireproof. Extra importantly, the darkish and charred expression creates an attention-grabbing architectural high quality that suggests stillness and a chilled ambiance whereas additionally changing into a contrasting presence to round mild that comes from the halo. To steadiness the darkness of the charred exterior, the inside makes use of largely wooden furnishings, uncooked concrete for partitions, and polished concrete for flooring. The integrated supplies additionally act as a response to the specificity of the person’s wants. The home was designed for a younger couple with three babies. As a result of the youngsters are allergic to fur or wool, there are not any carpets being utilized in the home. In response, handmade customized tiles are used all through the home, creating a singular tactile expertise as a substitute for the carpets.
The home is organized in a manner that it creates a number of layers of indoors and outdoor so every room has entry to air and lightweight on two sides of the room. As one arrives on the entry carport, one might be greeted by a large concrete ceiling platform with a halo and a big picket display separating the private and non-private areas. One might peek by the display, viewing the courtyard behind the eating room and the pool. Getting into the home, one arrives on the eating space that’s located because the centerpiece of the home because it connects to the courtyard on the south and the west facet and to the swimming pool on the north facet. The kitchen sat somewhat bit again subsequent to the eating space, outlined additional by the decrease picket ceiling and picket built-in furnishings. The swimming pool may very well be accessed by three areas: the eating space, front room, and master suite. One will expertise the swimming pool being in between indoor and out of doors areas because the haloed concrete cover shelters half of it whereas the remaining is totally open. Near the eating room is the lounge, which has direct entry to the west courtyard and the swimming pool. The steps to the second ground sit in the lounge. The steps are made out of a 15mm darkish gray metal plate that works as each the railing and the construction of the steps, whereas the steps and handrail are manufactured from wooden, balancing the coldness and firmness of the construction with the heat of the wooden. As a complete, the steps act as a sculpture quietly adorning the lounge.
The home additionally adopts a passive design technique by its elongated placement of the massing of the second ground on the west facet of the home so it offers shade to the remainder of the home within the afternoon. The west facet has a fairly strong facade, solely permitting mild and air into the home by the picket display positioned within the west courtyard and the steps. On the east facet, the facade is totally coated with a picket display performing as a double pores and skin that lightly filters the morning solar, which creates an array of sunrays and shadows into the hall. The operable picket screens divulge heart’s contents to rows of round roof gardens and halos, organized alternatingly between greeneries and voids.