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The guy is Haidar, a fourth year architecture student in ITB. For him, architecture is merely a tool, a media to convey something; a statement, a propaganda, even an agency. It is heavily dependent on the driving-agenda behind. While just being a tool, he personally think that it is often underutilized, even by architects.

While still exploring what architecture really means and what he wants to do in the future, this portfolio tries to show his works that hopefully reflects his idea of architecture, exploration of design process, and his development over time.

Haidar El Haq August 23, 1997 Bandung, Indonesia +62 896 565 221 65 Language Proficiency Bahasa Indonesia (native) English (intermediate) Designing Tools Modelling and Drafting: SketchUp, AutoCAD (proficient), Revit, Rhinoceros & Grashopper (intermediate) Post-processing: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (proficient) Education Institut Teknologi Bandung Department of Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development GPA 3.44 (133/144 SKS) 2015 - present SMA Plus Muthahhari Bandung Science Class 2012 - 2015

Activities Ikatan Mahasiswa Arsitektur Gunadharma (IMA-G ITB) Head of ‘Keilprof’ Department (Kemasyarakatan, Keilmuan & Keprofesian) March - December 2018 EPILOGUE Final Project Exhibition Head of Exhibition July 2017 ‘FACADE’ Architecture ITB Excursion to Lombok Head of Creative Department January - July 2017 Seminars & Workshops AA Visiting School Symposium Participant 2017 TKI MAI XXXIII Jakarta Participant, doing social mapping in Kampung Rawa Barat, West Jakarta 2017 Summercamp SAPPK 2018 Participant in a 7-day activities in Cisoka, Sumedang 2018 Bandung Inclusive Trip - Gaung Bandung 2018 Participant 2018 Research "Space utilization and transformable architecture of peri-urban co-living concept in Rancaekek, Bandung" Research with A N Saputra, D G Lineker, D K Nilla, R Sobandi, and A S Ekomadyo. Will be presented in ICPEU UB 2019



Community Library Urban Housing Business Hotel Innovation Hub



Other Works

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

‘On Library and the Public Sphere’ Community Library on Jalan Burangrang, Bandung 3rd year design studio (2017) Tutor: Dr. Ir. Christina Gantini, MT. The brief asked us to design an urban infill with a theme of ‘urban oasis’.

‘How is the relevancy of a library on the contemporary, information-overflowed world?’

In the recent years, there is a paradigm-shift on how people look for information and how library plays a role as an information source. With countless online information sources that could be effortlessly accessed, information overflow and ambiguity could easily occurs. Therefore, the library has now become a place for people to discuss, to share, and to gain deeper knowledge of anything.

The intention here is to create a space that plays a role of the ‘public sphere’ - a concept from Jurgen Habermas - that encourages public discourse and discussions, knowledge-sharing, and communal activities in general.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Burangrang Comunity Library is a community library that, as the name suggests, aims to serve the communities who share the same urban context around it. The library aims to be the local centre of information that provides opportunities for personal creative development, adequate information services, and access to cultural expressions, supports self-conducted education and formal education at all levels, ensures access for citizens to all sorts of community information (UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 1994).

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Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

The site

The site is an infill located in a commercial area on Jalan Burangrang, Kelurahan Burangrang, Kecamatan Lengkong, Bandung. Legal aspect: Area: 1350 sqm Building setback (GSB): 6.5m Building Coverage Ratio (KDB): 70% Floor Average Ratio (KLB): 2.1

The context Close to the city center Mostly commercials, offices, and residentials Potential users: Middle & low-end families Workers (PKL sellers, office workers, etc.)

High density, strict regulation

Good public transport access


1. Maximizing land use regulation 2. Pilotis 3. Innercourt 4. Shading and terraces

Design strategies

Attractive yet still respecting neighboring building

To seen and to-be-seen

Clear zoning & enhancing various activities

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Openness, connection to street life

Sawtooth roof and permeable wall for natural lighting & ventilation

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Vertical circulation Emergency stair

Third floor

Silent reading room Discussion room Open classroom Roof garden & outdoor reading School books collection

Second floor

Main library Outdoor reading area Indoor reading area Reading pods

First floor

General collection area Multimedia & digital library Children activity area Family reading area Workshop room Reading pods

Ground floor

Pujasera Multifunction room Circulation desk Innercourt Administration office Sharing kitchen Storage room Bicycle parking

Multifunction room

The multifunction room on the ground floor can be used for various communityrelated activities starting from pengajian, ping-pong tournament, discussion, yoga class, and so on.

The innercourt

The innercourt can be used as outdoor sitting/reading area and as the extension of the multifunction room.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018


Library and reading area on the first floor

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Exterior view


Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Sectional detail

Sukaluyu Housing Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Landed housing and walk-up apartment masterplan in urban area 4th year design studio (2018) Tutor: Baskoro Tedjo, MSEB. The brief asked us to design a housing masterplan of a redevelopment scheme for preexisting medium density housing.

Housing, as one element of a whole urban system, contributes to the environmental condition of a city. At first, Perumnas (national housing) Sukaluyu, which is located in Sukaluyu, Cibeunying Kaler, Bandung, was a medium-density housing that plays a role as a supporting settlement area in the outskirts of Bandung. As the time goes by, urban sprawling makes the housing relatively become closer to the city centre. Thus, the Sukaluyu housing has a big responsibility as one of the ‘screws’ in the city machine, especially in

term of socio-economy, environment, and urban mobility. This masterplan was designed as a redevelopment scheme to accomodate higher density in the same area with the same size as the previous Perumnas housing. There are two kinds of housing; landed housing, for middle-to-upperclass families, and walk-up apartment, for families with lower income. The result of this densification is more public places and green areas, better road networks, clear zoning and better public amenities.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Open spaces in each cluster functions as an activity space for relaxing, playing, gathering, and community activities (composting-farming, PKK activities, etc.)

The river on the west side of the site is dammed and used for promenade and jogging track.

shared space

The ground floor of the walk-up apartment functions as a shared communal space with small library in it. The spaces betwen blocks function as a shared space for communal activities.

There is a square/alun-alun that surrounded by public facilities and social amenities. The alun-alun functions as a node for the housing area. There is also a field for doing sports, street vendor/foodcourt area, and a plaza which is a place to put away the food stalls.

The ground floor of the houses on the main road can be used as a commercial space. The front yard can be used as a place for pop-up stalls and sitting area.

commercial space

Primary roads (17 m ROW)

Social amenities & alun-alun

Secondary roads (12 m ROW)

Row houses

Tertiary roads (11 m ROW)

Walk-up apartments Shophouses

Road networks

Road hierarchy

Land use


The road network in the housing connects pre-existing roads around the site. Jalan utama pada tapak membagi dua bagian sama besar, yang kemudian dibagi lagi menjadi beberapa zona oleh jalan-jalan sekunder. The main road divides the housing into two region with relatively equal size, which are further divided into smaller zones by secondary roads. Curved shape of the road is chosen to be more 'humanist' and promotes slow-driving.

There are three road hierarchies: primary road, secondary roand, and tertiary road, that are distinguished by width of the road and sidewalk. The clear hierarchy is intended to create easier wayfinding. Cluster morphology is chosen so that the houses will face a huge open space in every cluster that can be used for communal activities that hopefully will trigger good sense of community between the residents.

'Alun-alun' and public/social amenities is located in the centre of the housing and by the river. Walk-up apartment is in the front side of the housing to get easier public transportation access. Row houses is placed further to the back to get more quiet, while shop houses are placed along the primary road that is passed by angkot.

Maintaining connectivity with pre-existing roads and uran fabric. The road and building fabric in the housing should blend with the surroundings.

Green spaces River Vehicle/pedestrian circulation

Green spaces The densification causes surplus of green spaces on the housing, so the green spaces could be distributed evenly. In addition to ecological functions, green space has social functions as a place for gathering, playing, as a promenade and jogging track.

Security post

Siskamling network There are 18 siskamling posts as a security system that is collectively run by residents of each Rukun Tetangga. The posts are placed at places with good visual access such as in the middle of the cluster and at the entrance. The radius of each post is around 400 meters in the row house area and 250 meters on the flat area.

Public transportation circulation Vehicle circulation Pedestrian circulation


High elevation

Drainage system Rainwater and gray water flows into bioswale located on the roadside so they will be absorbed to become city's ground water supply. Under certain conditions, especially when the water intake increases drastically, it overflows into the drainage pipe under bioswale, then is put into the city riol.

Low elevation Low elevation

High elevation

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

The primary road is passed by Dago - Caringin public transportation (angkot). Secondary and tertiary roads can accomodate cars and motorcycles for two directions. The entire housing is designed to be accessible to pedestrian circulation networks, so the residents are encouraged to walk.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

cluster & open space

primary road

walk-up apartment

cluster & open space


Site section

cluster & open space river & promenade

Site section

primary road

plaza & sports field

walk-up apartments

walk-up apartment

Primary road

Secondary road

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Tertiary road

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Primary road

Inside the cluster

Apartments' plaza

Shophouse units Row house units (60/80) Row house units (hooked) Mini-library Pos kamling Walk-up apartment Sports field Mosque RW office, community hall & posyandu Kindergarten Primary school Kelurahan office Food street/foodcourt Pendopo Temporary landfill

communal area vertical circulation mini-library Unit type 1

60/80 201 residential units 50 shophouse units

Unit type 2

51/80 100 residential units 42 shophouse units

Typical Floor apartment unit vertical circulation Unit type 4 (in the corner) 140/200 4 residential units

Unit type 3 (hook) 60/110 9 residential units 6 shophouse units

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Ground Floor

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Three-star Hotel on Jalan Laswi 3rd year design studio (2018) Tutor: Dr. Agus S. Ekomadyo, ST., MT. The brief asked us to design a three-star hotel that focuses on the building system and functionality for the design approach.

The site

The site is located on the intersection of Jalan Laswi and Jalan Sukabumi, Bandung, exactly accross the Bandung Creative Hub. Plot area: 4635 sqm Total building area: 9333 sqm Building Coverage Ratio (KDB): 70%

The users

Familes and tourists from outside Bandung

Solo tourists


The hotel

Toning down the appearance

Another issue is the semi L-shaped lot geometry and strict local building regulations forces to limit the building size and the mass that leave plenty of spaces in the front and side area. Therefore, two materials were chosen for the facade: translucent polycarbonate for the rooms and exposed brick for the podium. The translucent facade creates the effect of a background; while the exposed bricks creates welcoming effect and more presence on the ground. The wide space in front of the building is used for sidewalk and pocket park for pedestrians as a form of involvment in creating better spaces for the city.

Welcoming ground floor and contributing to pedestrians

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

The seven-story, three-star business hotel is located exactly accross Bandung Creative Hub: one of the most prominent contemporary landmarks in Bandung. Architecture-wise, the expressive facade of the hub and bulky, boxy building mass altogether creates strong presence around the area. Therefore, the hotel should be positioned as a background and a complement to the hub - it doesn't need to be "loud".

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Restaurant on the ground floor

Suite room

Standard room

Lobby & lounge

Ground Floor Drop off Front desk Lobby/lounge Restaurant &bar Kitchen Management Tenant Water pump Storage room

Second Floor Meeting room Ballroom Prefunction room Swimming pool Spa Storage room

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Typical Floor Suite room Standard room

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018 Elevation from Jalan Laswi

Elevation from Jalan Sukabumi

Longitudinal section

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Cross section

Digital Nomads Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Innovation hub in Northern Bandung 3rd year design studio (2017) Tutor: Dr. Agus S. Ekomadyo, ST., MT. We were asked to design an innovation hub. The main objectives were 1) designing a building in sloped topography and 2) creating a place to accomodate creative milieu.

The hub

Rapid technological advancement, along with the growth of digital industry start-ups, require serious attention from the industry stakeholders — the quadruple helix. The digital industry players, which are dominated by young people, have unique characteristics in working culture. Rigid and static types of work are being abandoned and the tendency is to be more flexible, informal and adaptive. This paradigm shift is in line with the ongoing rapid innovation. Workplaces must support a 'creative milieu' so that it must reduce the banal, routine and tedious work climate.

This innovation hub aims to be the center of the digital innovation development in Bandung. This hub seeks to create a workplace that is free from the tedious and routine banality of daily work so as to stimulate the emergence of ideas and innovations. This can be achieved by providing flexibility in workspaces and mixing between open and closed workspaces on one large workstation. In addition, the boundary between work space and recreation space is attempted to be obscured so as to create a more flexible and informal atmosphere.

The site is located on Jalan Cigadung Raya Barat, Bandung. It is surrounded by low-rise residential buildings and small, laid-back cafes. Cigadung itself is located in northern Bandung, a hilly area which functions as an absorption area for Greater Bandung. Cigadung Raya Barat

The plot area is around 3500 sqm with 40% Building Coverage Ratio.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

The site

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018 The back-end area accomodates more private rooms, such as rental office and library.

Steep topography is maximized by split levels and as amphitheater.

Modular shape and relatively complex building mass that resembles 'growth' reflects the nature of the digital industry: always growing, always innovating.

The workstation is a combination of openplan office and semi-permanent cubicles that can be moved that can be customized. The cafe on the ground floor can be used as working space as well.

Ground Floor Reception Cafe Kitchen Tenant Kiosk Gallery Library Discussion room Storage room

Second Floor Meeting room Workshop room Rental office Management Mushola

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Third Floor Workstation Discussion room Meeting room Mushola

Courtyard & inner terrace


Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Front elevation

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Back elevation

Longitudinal section

Cross section

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Chatterbox Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

120 Hours International Competition 2018 ("A Room for Communication") entry Collaboration with Christopher Toby Santoso & Mentari Hanifa Dzikrina

team 7406

charge your phone


You don’t exist here. creating a charging station.

as an existence, then perhaps you do.

The idea is to snatch the device that we mostly

With digital communication, your mind can travel

miss to see as a “barrier” - your smartphone.

anywhere. What about your literal existence?

Seizing the way digital device work, we block

Your life revolves around your head. You have

your visual of the outside world. Only to

absolute control for everything you want to hear

unknowingly focus on your current companion,

and say.

be it a stranger in front of you or even your very

Thus, whatever you call social relationship will

own self; you will initiate a communication.

only be another form of self-pleasing to justify

By looking at each other, reading gestures, or

your existence.

having a conversation about each other’s favorite

As an impact:


Superficiality. Oversaturated Information.

Whatever it is, it’s authentic.

Artificial emotions.

After all, physical communication has it’s own

You get further away from reality.

worthwhile quality.

Human devotion to the digital world that we

Open your eyes and see that what is ‘real’ is here

can’t withdraw, made us come with a proposal of

and now.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Unless you consider living in your own thoughts

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Other works Studio works Competition Exhibition


2nd year studio project. The brief was to design a pavilion with tectonic approach and functions as a selling space for local souvenirs. I designed one in Taman Lansia, Bandung, playing with timber and bricks, their properties, and what form they can make.

Public Space Composition

Form & spatial organization studio assignment. I designed a public space with focus on its spatial composition and sequence. It was inspired with Picasso's analytical cubism paintings, Girl With Mandolin (1910) and Ma Jolie (1911).

Bandung Disaster Center

Entry for Wiswakharman Expo 2018. Collaboration with Bonifasius Dimas Adrianto and Muhammad Raushan Fikri.

Entry for Archevent UNS 2017. Collaboration with Muhammad Raushan Fikri.

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Jakarta: Papan

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

EPILOGUE July 2017

Photo courtesy by LFM ITB

Haidar El Haq / Selected works 2016-2018

Thank you.

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Profile for Haidar El Haq

Architecture Portfolio Haidar El Haq  

Academic works 2016 - 2018

Architecture Portfolio Haidar El Haq  

Academic works 2016 - 2018