PROJECT PUTIH - A Multipurpose Residential

Recently the team at DiscoverLLB journeyed to a small town in Indonesian called Solo. Solo, is a culture rich, bustling town with some of the best street food that Indonesia has to offer. Our client had specifically request DiscoverLLB’s help designing this project with an incredibly difficult task. Our head designer, Lorca Langit Biru can’t say no to a good challenge and so we tackled it head on. 

The location of the project was on one of the farms owned by the client. The house that was being designed is located on the top part of the factory, which is on the farm. The biggest challenge of this project was the fact that the room was quite small and the shape of the room was actually triangular. These challenges didn’t faze Lorca as he could already envision the end results and they were breathtaking. 

Lorca and the DiscoverLLB team managed to give our client exactly what he desired. Due to the convenient location of the home in the factory, the 46sqm property can be doubled as not only a weekend getaway but also a private space for meetings with an aesthetically pleasing environment to make your clients feel at ease. ‘Project Putih’ also contains a lot of hidden storage that you don’t initially see. It is a well thought out design plan considering the small place that we had to work with. Therefore, files and any other mess can be stored away preventing the house looking like a cluttered disaster.

pictured above: The entry area

When having a house in a factory, privacy is of the upmost importance. When you enter the room you can’t see straight into the kitchen and anyone standing in it is not visible. 

Pictured above: The extendable cooking bench

The house is also equipped with various luxuries so that the whole family can enjoy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle in ‘Project Putih’. These luxuries include a yoga space with a stunning view to create a serene environment so the client can go and distress for the day. It also includes karaoke to entertain the guests and a small library with a personal reading light so you can escape and indulge in a book. 

There is also one private bedroom with a stunning view overlooking the farm, really adding to the tropical getaway feeling. With bedsides tables that you can pull out and a hidden make up table.

Working with such a small space, the colour choice was exceptionally important to ensure that the house felt natural and spacious too and as tranquil as the farm it overlooks. We decided to go with white to allow the previously stated feelings of spaciousness and tranquillity to be accentuated. Then to add a warm touch we added a walnut colour and various other fabrics with a similar tone. 

‘Project Putih’ is also incredibly eco-friendly being solar powered and having all water usage from the house being recycled to the farm. We also used locally sourced marble and other materials to place in the home, which supports the small businesses in Indonesia.

‘Project Putih’ was a huge success and DiscoverLLB couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, we impressed and pleased the client and added a piece of Australian design with an Indonesian Twist.