MP House by TIES

Two functional masses separated by a dry garden

Project Specs


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This house is designed for a designer couple who want their working environment to be an integral part of their daily routine in this house. For that reason, the house is built upon 2 major functions. A home office is located on the first and semi‐basement floor, while residential area is placed on the level above it.

▼建筑外观,external view of the house ©Arti Pictures

▼入口空间,entrance space ©Arti Pictures


At the residential space, the building mass is divided into 2 large areas. A semi‐private area, which includes living room and dining room, is located at the front site of the house. While the more private area of the house, which includes bedrooms, is located at the back site of the building to create a more seclusive area for personal living space. These two building masses are separated by a dry garden that serves an adequate ventilation and natural lighting. Therefore, a more tranquil and serene atmosphere is achieved because the walls of the two masses are separated.

two masses separated by a dry garden ©Arti Pictures

closer view to the breeze block facade, providing various light refractions ©Arti Pictures


Regardless of the need to provide this house with both residential and home office function, it requires to be accessible for senior citizens who have walking difficulties, in this case parents of the owner of the house. Thus the ramp is chosen as a connector between floors instead of stairs. The use of the ramp is optimized by split level technique to maximize the available areas in the house.

▼坡道,ramp ©Arti Pictures


The most challenging and interesting thing about this house is its living and dining area because the time spent for social interactions and activities will mostly occur in this area of the house. In order for these actions to be conducive, the living room and dining room are combined as one large space and the ceiling height is raised so that this semi‐private area is more spacious and well ventilated.

▼连在一起的客厅和餐厅,living and dining room combined into one large space ©Arti Pictures

living room with high ceiling and large openings ©Arti Pictures

dining room, using the high ceiling to create playing space ©Arti Pictures

▼餐厅,氛围相对私密,dining room with a relatively private atmosphere ©Arti Pictures

▼卧室,bedroom ©Arti Pictures


The use of breeze block for this house’s exterior is intended for letting enough sunlight to enter and fill the room inside. The construction draft for the breeze block itself is also meant to provide a variety of light refraction in which giving the room its own aesthetic decoration during the day. With the intention of getting an additional dry garden, the breeze block is elevated enough to a level where people are able to get out onto the concrete roof that is located just above the carport.

▼可以上人的屋面,accessible roof ©Arti Pictures


The roof design uses a gable roof type, considering its identical shape to the classic design of a house roof. In addition, the gable roof makes it possible for the house to have a high ceiling since the level of the slope can be adjusted. It also enable the semi‐private area to feel more homey and capacious.

house in the dusk with high-raised gabble roop ©Arti Pictures

▼地下层平面图,basement plan ©TIES

▼一层平面图,first floor plan ©TIES

▼二层平面图,second floor plan ©TIES

▼夹层平面图,mezzanine plan ©TIES

▼屋顶平面图,roof plan ©TIES

▼剖面图,sections ©TIES

Architect : TIES
Architects in charge : Sansan & Tritya
Contractor : TIES
Category : Residential
Location : Tangerang, Indonesia
Land Area : 180m2
Building Area : 375m2
Project Year : 2020
Photographs : Arti Pictures

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