Tropical modern architecture is the development of traditional architecture with the addition and adjustment of the life of modern society. Tropical modern architecture has distinctive aesthetic value of building a modern tropical (tropical environment friendly, according to contemporary), model building has eternity in terms of both design and art, as well as correct in terms of function, requirements, climate, and environment.
The ability of buildings to accommodate the tropical climatic conditions increase occupant comfort and energy-efficient homes. Tropical modern home was present as a comfortable home is inhabited, attractive design view, and respond to the tropical climate. Living in the tropics requires home eco-friendly tropical hot and humid, and rainy season and summer alternately throughout the year. Houses are designed with consideration and optimally utilize the natural resources of light and air into the house.
Every room in the house all day lit by natural light entering through the wide door openings and window vents (vents) around the building, and skylights in some corner of the roof ceiling. Room feel bright and fresh throughout the day (morning-afternoon).
Cross circulation of fresh air that flows smoothly into the ceiling and the roof is quite high (2.5 to 3 meters) to create room feel fresh, not stuffy or damp, and minimize the use of a fan or air conditioner.
Home is not just a shelter from the blazing sun or pouring rain, but home is where the socialization process of a human being with family. Wide eaves provide shade terraces, buildings, and solve the problem of water splashed rain. Under the eaves where rain fall is made of dry garden with a linear elongated coral surface that allows infiltration of water, as well as negate the guttering which is often clogged or leaking. When it rains, the walls and the floor is not muddy and slippery, clean wall of water splashing mud.
Openness and relations between spaces that make the circulation chamber liquid was flowing from front to back until the top. Joint space is provided as a mixing of various multifunctional activities, such as living room and family room, living room, dining room and kitchen, living room and study together.
The advantages of modern tropical house accommodating to tropical climate makes the house feel more alive and warm. Blend of architectural wisdom (traditional), tropical, fulfilling the needs of modern life, as well as modern materials (concrete, steel, glass, fiberglass) and natural materials (wood, stone, brick, terracotta).
Processing of local materials (stone, brick, terrazzo, coral, wood, coconut, bamboo, water hyacinth, banana bark) with creative and appropriate to make the building a long life, low maintenance, and provide value-added tropical exotic building as a whole. Connect the progress of industrial technology (precision, cold) and artisan culture (natural, warm) make it look more warm house and give the building a strong character.
Making void and void distribution in a proper and equitable functioning of tropical climatic maintain the smooth circulation of air and natural light into the house. The top of the pergola equipped with a useful void filter katalitas intensity of sunlight and the changing light, and the rain splashed water on four sides of the walls of the building.
Sensitivity of tropical modern architecture to encourage the building open to outer space as a whole is balanced. Space within, terrace and garden as a whole expansion of space. That is, activities that take place in space continues to be drawn into the terrace next to the park, such as the function of the dining room during a family party lasts.
The presence of gardens add value to buildings. Ecological value is very thick. Garden tropical modern emphasis on the use of some types of plants (grasses or plants other pengalas, 1-3 trees, bamboo barrier), giving a strong green effect, the spread of coral and 2-3 absorption well water (ground water absorbing power zoom), and easy maintenance.
Settlement plaster walls and cement floors, exposed concrete, door and window exposure with or without a plain wooden frame, saving the cost of construction, but capable of displaying the beauty of the building. The wall is covered with plants to muffle the noise, absorb pollutant gases, retaining solar radiation, and cool temperature in the room.
Limited land and the consequences of encouraging the development of land woke grass roofs replace conventional roofing. The presence of trees serves to filter incoming sunlight excess (to reduce heat in the building, preserve paint the walls), creating shade, and produces the effect of shadows on the walls and floors.