4x6x6 House by Dua Revises Small Scale Living in Densely Populated Cities

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4x6x6 House is a small home found on a bustling street in Bandung in Indonesia. The property has been designed by local architecture firm dua studio.



The house is set on small plot of land that measures 602.78-square-feet (56-square-meters), with the house itself occupying just 290.63-square-feet (27-square-meters).



The project was completed in 2018 with the help of architects Ardy Hartono Kurniawan, and Adwitya Dimas Satria. According to the designers the house is a spacial experiment on how to provide quality housing in densely populated areas.


This is an exploration of living experience in a small house in a high density environment.

The house takes on a simple form, with few decorative features both outside and in. Instead emphasis appears to be placed on creating space, defining it and arranging it within the bounds of their experimental conditions.


The home is completely open plan with three alternating levels. Windows have been placed high and low, providing a variety of “portal” views of the surrounding urban environment.


The internal is bare, save for the white walls, powder-coated steel staircase, and the presence of electrical outlet and their trunking. With so little present, it can be hard to see how you would use the home. Luckily the floor plans are a little more revealing.


The first floor is envisioned as an open plan living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is really a kitchenette, but in a house this small, it seems fitting. The next level up acts as another lounging area, complete with an armchair. The final level is the bedroom, furnished simply with a mattress and some storage.

Photos © William Sutanto, Jonathan Aditya Gahari

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. What a wonderfully simple home for a hot country.
    I’d love to live in such delightful simplicity.
    I live in a more northern climate and all that bare concrete would be too cold to live on in comfort.

  2. I love this home. Beautifully simplistic. I grew up in a family of builders, stick, straw, cob, dome and tilt wall. My question would be using this model above 6000 feet. And are there plans on this home.
    Thank you DJ