Designers’ Own Homes: Ridwan Kamil

Learn Their Secrets: Ridwan Kamil

West Java-based architect Ridwan Kamil designed a modern “resort-y” house for himself and his family in Bandung, Indonesia. The insulating properties of the recycled bottles he used as building material help make indoor air-conditioning unnecessary.

Bottle House - The Winner of Green Award 2009

Rumah Botol - House of Bottle by architect Ridwan Kamil, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

"This is the house of Ridwan Kamil, an Indonesian Architect. The house is framed with a brise-soleil made of thousands of redbull bottles." - daphne.ph

"This is the house of Ridwan Kamil, an Indonesian Architect. The house is framed with a brise-soleil made of thousands of redbull bottles.

facade - Ridwan Kamil's 2007 house uses bottle and glass windows in chessboard fashion so the glass windows can be opened for effective ventilation. No A/C is needed in Bandung's 74.5 degree humid climate at 2520' above sea level.

facade - Ridwan Kamil's 2007 house uses bottle and glass windows in chessboard fashion so the glass windows can be opened for effective ventilation. No A/C is needed in Bandung's degree humid climate at above sea level.

Ridwan Kamil - rumah botol - Bandung, Indonesia

Ridwan Kamil - rumah botol - Bandung, Indonesia

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