A spacious settlement for an extended family, the Gritted Grid project is a home for all ages. Created by Gets Architects, the layout is thoughtfully designed to feature zones for togetherness and privacy in equal measure. Located in South Jakarta, Indonesia, the 1450 square meter home includes an energy-efficient, gridded second skin that protects the interior from the intensity of the sun’s rays while continuing to drink in natural light. High ceilings, cross ventilation, layers of insulation, and high-performance double glazing help to regulate heat inside the house. An indoor koi pond gives the house a comforting outdoor feel that keeps the inhabitants connected with the soothing magic of nature.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia
Photographer: Mario Wibowo  

In this multi-generational private retreat, there lives a couple with their three young adult children, four elderly parents, and a number of pets. The home design incorporates all of the family’s needs and returns them to the comfort of their familiar old neighborhood.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Situated at the apex of the neighborhood, the two-story, honey-colored gridded facade is softened with lush green plants. The design melds gently with neighboring houses while communicating a unique architectural idea.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The project called for the renovation and extension of a pre-existing home. Lines between the two were blurred to achieve harmonious continuity.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The dim and complicated layout of the original house was reimagined to form an airy experience that connects with the landscape.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

A sunken courtyard design is protected from the outside world. An extended pavilion provides a semi-outdoor dining area and an open kitchen.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The sparkling blue swimming pool design provides a pleasant panorama within a lining of new trees.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

A vertical garden wall adds a beautiful visual stop to the garden. The green space consistently engages the family with nature without leaving the comforts of home.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The protective second skin of the home gives the property its name, the Gritted Grid. These extraordinary, towering latticework panels create magical lightplay.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The outer gridwork filters the sunshine that streams through skylights around the home. The breaks in the roofline minimize the need for artificial lighting.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

At the front entrance, lattice roof panels build a shaded porch. An entrance ramp constructs easy access for elderly parents and creates a grand and welcoming composition.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Custom fiber cement breeze-blocks shape the second skin of the home, reaching lofty heights.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

LED ribbons strike a fiery edge along the entry porch, casting a dramatic golden glow over the lattice-textured walls.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Ironwood decking defines a sitting area with a picturesque view. A modern bench is perfectly positioned for soaking up the vista.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Inside the home, a luxurious marble-clad living space is made light and airy with a double-height composition and large windows.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Gray sofas form a conversational arrangement, flanking modern black coffee tables with a sharp silhouette. A large living room rug injects fresh blue accents into the neutral decor scheme, laid atop black diamond marble flooring.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Floor-to-ceiling marble columns accentuate wide glass doors and walls.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Wood paneling crosses beneath a mezzanine landing and fills the high ceiling with visual warmth.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

A black floor lamp provides reading light over one of the sofas. Black metal side tables expand upon the weighty black accent theme.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Windows fold away, dissolving the barrier between the interior space and the outdoors, fostering a feeling of closeness to nature.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The black coffee tables and side tables are decorated simply to leave all eyes on the uplifting green view.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

A fabulous dining table was made using polished marble that was left over from construction.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

A suspended staircase design drops lightly above an indoor koi pond.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The turn of the staircase is made roomy, creating a place to sit down and observe the peaceful koi pond below.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Design of the home took place during the pandemic, so the bedrooms were fashioned to serve as self-isolation spaces if needed. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and private terrace or balcony. There are 2 parent bedrooms on the first floor for easy access and peace away from the 3 children’s bedrooms on the second floor.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Bathrooms in the home are luxurious sanctuaries with an opulent materials palette. Here, different flooring materials are employed to zone the floor plan, defining a cozy bathtub corner from the larger area.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

A smaller, more intimate living room is tucked away from the grand living space in the central axis of the home.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The second floor of the added pavilion contains a home gym, dance studio, and guest room.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The custom fiber cement breeze blocks provide seclusion from the street but preserve connection with a pleasant view of the park and welcome in a blissful breeze.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The gridded second skin also creates cohesion across the three facades of the two-story home, giving it a more lightweight presence in the neighborhood.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Green views of the adjacent park are enjoyed from the second floor.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Sustainability is at the soul of this family abode: Numerous layers of insulation, solar panel installation, high ceilings, stormwater collection, maximization of natural light, and cross ventilation all around the house cut down on the family’s impact upon the earth.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

This section drawing illustrates how the main, central living space is flanked by two fishponds. It also opens fully onto two ironwood terraces.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

On the 3D floor plan, we can observe the division of space between communal and private areas.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

The home is sited to maximize natural light all year round. Its U-shaped plan encompasses outdoor or semi-outdoor areas.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Ground-floor plan.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Second-floor plan.

A Unique Multigenerational Family Home In Jakarta, Indonesia

Roof plan.

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