Expandable House - AKDN
West elevation of fully expanded house showing the perforated aerated cement block on the lower floors. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)
The expandable house combines a conventional steel-reinforced concrete frame with an aerated concrete block cladding and an innovative composite bamboo cladding. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Locally made retractable bamboo screens are used for rain screens, shading and privacy. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Hydroponic cultivation of leafy greens in the companion vertical kitchen garden (or kebun susun). | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Interior detail showing the perforated aerated cement block and composite bamboo panels. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Interior view with the composite bamboo panels. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

The project supplements the dynamic logics of auto-construction endemic to rapid urbanisation in peri-urban regions. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

All technologies employed in expandable house were sourced locally. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Detail view of the kitchen garden. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo (photographer)

Site plan. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

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