Living spaces within Andra Matin’s, IH Residence in Bandung, Indonesia, are linked together by a thread of interconnected gardens. The home was not designed as a beautiful shell from which to enjoy surrounding views, but instead as a place where the garden is no longer restricted to the backyard. Flowing water, lush greenery, and tranquil rock gardens break through solid pre-cast concrete walls until they become seamlessly woven into all interior experiences.

印尼万隆IH住宅区Andra Matin's内的居住空间通过相互连接的花园线连接在一起。房屋的设计并不是为了从中欣赏周围美景而设计的,而是作为一个花园而不再局限于后院的地方。流动的水,茂密的绿色植物和宁静的假山花园突破了坚固的预制混凝土墙,直到它们无缝地编织成所有室内体验。
A tech entrepreneur commissioned a family home that stood as a new, somewhat foreign figure in a sea of Dutch colonial houses dominating Bandung. Andra Matin took the most prominent aspect of these homes and remoulded it, creating a modern interpretation of the garden house for his client. The design focus was blurring the boundary between interior and exterior, the architectural team stating they “wanted to make sure the landscape could offer spatial experiences as dynamic as the buildings”. Defiantly, they didn’t disappoint!

一位科技企业家委托一家家庭住所,在万隆占主导地位的荷兰殖民时期的房屋中,这是一种崭新的,有点异国情调的人物。安德拉·马汀(Andra Matin)采取了这些房屋中最突出的方面,并对其进行了改造,为他的客户创造了对花园洋房的现代诠释。设计团队的重点是模糊内部和外部之间的界限,建筑团队表示,他们“希望确保景观能够像建筑物一样提供动态的空间体验”。毫无疑问,他们没有让他们失望!
A moat, filled with multi-coloured fish wraps the building’s footprint – a feature that fulfils all our fairy-tale fantasies. Vines crawl down concrete walls, and lush ferns grow alongside the main exterior corridor of the home. Each space creates a unique atmosphere; however, all combine to create a tranquil paradise that must feel impossible to ever want to leave.

Despite the rigidity and harshness of the dominating building material – concrete, the home still manages to feel integrated within the landscape. A slab, seemingly thin and fragile offers a counterbalance to the solidity of repetitive columns that rise out of a rippling pool of water. Light-weight glass cladding brings transparency to the project, allowing greater connection between the outer environment and the interior. The distinction between the two is further blurred by a lack of air-conditioning in shared living spaces. Instead, opportunities for natural ventilation are utilised to maintain comfort. The resistance to create an artificial environment separate from the landscape is what makes this project so special, as it becomes a lens through which to experience the natural world.