You may have at some point in your life, fancied the idea of having a slide in your house. You probably pictured yourself blazing from one floor to another in a fast descent; something that’s even cooler than slipping down a fireman’s pole. And if cultural cache is any measure, the Tangerang Playhouse by Aboday may take the cake. Built for a three person family with a 5 year old king, the home features an open downstairs with bedrooms on the second floor.
A spiral slide connects the second floor to the open kitchen and dining room downstairs, making calling everyone to dinner a real experience every single time. The rest of the home is beautifully built whitewashed walls and exposed, 30 foot high concrete ceilings.
For those who prefer a more conventional means of transporting themselves between floors, there is an open staircase between the library and living area on the ground floor that leads up to a gallery.
The exterior facade of the home is concrete with native climbing plants surrounded by big, shade bearing trees. As one of 120 homes in this Indonesian housing community, the architects mimicked the slope of the neighboring structure.
Large windows look out onto the main road, and even though the home doesn’t have air conditioning, it’s kept cool with a heat resistant membrane on the roof, as well as ceiling fans meant to circulate the air.
A perfect balance between form and function, the real charm of this dualist home is the way it captures elements of fun into surprise and brings it into the Playhouse naturally.
Posted by Lauren Proctor at 31 August, 2010