In the house he designed for himself and his family, architect Ivan Priatman explored his view of tropical modernism: “I try to reinterpret the tradition or the vernacular into the contemporary,” he says.
The house is intended to be experienced as a continuous sequence from the public living areas to the private office and bedrooms. Instead of organizing the plan linearly, Priatman thought of it as a spiral that wraps around a central green space.
“The intimate courtyard, with a concrete floor and plants, is an homage to many charming places in Southern California, where my wife and I lived for four years before getting married," says Priatman.
In his studio, Priatman blew up an aerial photograph of Surabaya, where he is based, to map his current architectural projects.
For the kitchen, he selected an oven, hood, and cooktop from Teka and a Samsung refrigerator. The table is his own design and the bar stools and chairs are from Informa.