Thursday, August 24, 2017


This is a snapshot to a house situated at a steep hill in a town at West Java. Step inside this house we will see warm and modern family rooms with stunning view to valleys and hills nearby the house. The using of warm wooden materials on ceilings, windows blind and furnitures that are combined with rustic stone materials on the walls, visually give strong senses of natural and tropical modern touch that is reflected throughout the inside of the family rooms.

The open space order inside the house provide a visual continuity that connecting green courtyard view in the front of the house and valleys and hills view at the opposite cliff hill site. This open space quality is clearly difined and reflected in living area, dining area and its open pantry area.

When somebody have daily cooking activities in the pantry, he or she can have generous view to the front court yard and at the same time can also have another view to the other corner at living room or other corner of dining room and also stunning view to the valley across the cliff hill. Definitely, same experience will be acquired during breakfast time on the round breakfast table adjacent to the pantry unit.

Thursday, August 10, 2017


This is just a snapshot to a typical hotel bathroom. Typically, the bathroom size is less than 4 (four) square meter. Obviously, this is a small and compact bathroom. The hotel itself is a limited service hotel that is situated in a downtown area nearby the beach at Bali Island. Bathroom layout is simply generated based on the need of vanity area, showering cubicle and closet at corner end-side. Typically, no bathtub is required for standard room.

Vanity console table is made from pre-fabricated stone composite moulding that is integrated with semi-recessed hand basin. A row of solid timber slats are provided underneath the hand basin as towel rack. There are contrasts in color and texture when solid wood characters belong to wood slats rack meet with white-speckle marble surfacing belong to the body of the hand basin table.

Vanity mirror is decorated with white etching pattern in leaves shape to bring in the glimpse of surrounding tropical atmosphere to the bathroom. Same pattern is also found in shower glass divider but in bigger size and appear in elaborated green color to become a fresh visual accent both to bathroom and the bedroom area.

A feeling of fresh-green color is elaborated at back-wall surfacing behind the closet module. This is a wall with glass mosaic tiles in various random green colors. The remaining wall and floor surfacing to the bathroom are simply finished with homogenous tiles in soft broken white colors. It visually give a way for the fresh green color scheme become naturally prominent inside the bathroom space. 

This internal green color accent scheme creating a continuation in associated with vertical greeneries at  typical guestroom balconies and guestroom corridors.

The bathroom is typically attached to standard guestroom with approximately 17 square meter in its typical size. It is a very tight room size. This is become one of the reason why the bathroom has a full-height clear glass wall at its bedroom side. It will provide a feeling of spaciousness.