Vernacular architecture, or what is commonly referred to as a traditional house, is rarely the choice of people in building their dream dwellings.
Traditional houses are often considered outdated and rigid. In fact, every region in Indonesia has a traditional house with its own peculiarities.
In Surabaya, precisely on an area of 450 square meters, stands a traditional style house on stilts in a typical Manado area of 95 square meters. On the same land, two more building masses stand; Lombok typical house and more room for service area.
To the inside, you will see the result of a combination of the traditional look of traditional Manado stage houses, mingling with modern breathing interior elements created by Surabaya’s interior design studio, Michael Lauw Studio.
The choice of pastel-colored colors such as gray was chosen as an accent on products such as armchairs, sofas, and curtains to make it look natural and homey.
The form of furniture also appears modern with simple shaped wooden materials. Wood materials in furniture appear with natural colors side by side with house walls that are also made of wood.
In addition to the use of modern-style furniture, maximizing land is also a way to make this traditional house look modern.
If usually the base of the house on stilts is left empty, this traditional house makes the base as a terrace where the owner exercises while enjoying fresh air.