Curbed editor Asad Syrkett profiles a daring new residential architecture design in Jakarta, Indonesia, that tilts at a 70-degree angle toward the street below. The "Rumah Miring," which translates to "Slanted House," encases a flat-planed home inside the tilted steel frame, and was deigned by local firm Budi Pradano Architects.
Residents of Pondok Indah, the neighborhood where the Slanted House stands, have been commissioning homes with flashy architectural innovations in order to show off their wealth:
This three-story dwelling is rather lavish, to say the least, and takes advantage of Indonesia's warm climate with soaring spaces that open right up to the outdoors. A ground-level space for entertaining include a double-height kitchen—beside an indoor swimming pool, natch. A metal-mesh staircase connects all three of the house's floors, leading from the pool deck on the first floor to the bedrooms and baths above and a guest room and lounge on the top level. A 172-square foot (16 square meter) bathroom on the second level is all hard angles and surfaces, including marble (countertops), steel (cabinets), and concrete (floors). The master bedroom, on the same floor, features a private, planted terrace.