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Published: Friday, March 16, 2007

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Rumah Bangka

Indonesian architect Raul Renanda adopts from the vernacular in his designs for the Rumah Bangka, creating in its wake not just an interesting architectural vocabulary but a sound branding for the project.

By: desainrenanda

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Exterior view of a residential unit in the Rumah Bangka.

Project Details

  • Project Name: Rumah Bangka
  • Client: Al-Development
  • Project Type: Housing design
  • Principal Designer: Raul Renanda
  • Design Team: Agus Setiawan
  • Contractors: Ismail Idfar, Al Development
  • Date of commencement of project: April 2004
  • Date of completion of project: September 2006
  • Location of site: Kemang, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Site Area: 3000 square metres
  • Built-up Area: 2000 square metres

Architecture-Page | Rumah Bangka by desainrenanda
Exterior view of the Rumah Bangka at night.

The Building

The Rumah Bangka is a townhouse project in the heart of an up market area in Jakarta consisting of 9 units. Desainrenanda was involved not only in the design of the buildings and site, but also in the branding of the project.

Architecture-Page | Rumah Bangka by desainrenanda
The design is marked by the architect's signature sharp angled roofs.

Each unit has 3 bedrooms with an additional bedroom on the first floor. The master bedroom spills over onto a mezzanine overlooking the front of the house. The unit is designed within an open plan arrangement to allow flexibility in the organization of its interiors The design is marked by the designer's signature strong angled roofs which are interpreted by him as modernized vernacular elements. The unit also has an indoor swimming pool which can be converted into a larger living room for several units.


  • Text: Courtesy of the architect
  • Photographs by Raul Renanda, Pikut, Courtesy of the architect
  • Compiled and edited by Varun Ajani

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