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HADIPRANA Design Consultant, Jakarta, Indonesia In charge of extensive design planning and production: design strategy and development, building permit, design development and construction drawings, site supervision

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ATELIER BOW WOW, Tokyo, Japan Involved in design planning, production, and publication. Extensive model works and photography are emphasized.

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F R E E LA N C E A R C H I T E C T Architect for Conference Building and Villa, MLG, ID co-Architect of Support Facilities for Abd. Saleh Airport, MLG, ID Interior Designer for IT Department, UoB, ID Drafter for Jayapura Station Design, Jayapura, ID Junior Architect for Aisyiyah Moslem Hospital, MLG, ID Junior Architect for Landscape Design of Engineering, UoB, ID


C O N T A C T 155 Birdsall St #209 Houston TX 77007

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05.17.1989 (age 30)

I obtained my master’s degree in Architecture from Hiroshima University, Japan, under MEXT scholarship. Afterward, I worked as an Architectural Intern in Atelier Bow Wow, Tokyo. Throughout my personal, academic, and professional experiences, I have focused especially in sustainable design that address human scale and human experience in their everlasting connection with nature and environment. I am further interested in applying building science knowledge into a research-based design with high regards to the local context.

HIROSHIMA University, Japan

GPA 3.9/4.0 Japanese goverment (Monbukagakusho) Full Scholarship Grantee, Global Explorers to Cross Boarders Internship Grantee, Global Environmental Leader Summer Intensive Program Grantee, Teaching Assistant for Sustainable Architecture Class

+1 832 929 7090

I am a passionate architect with more than 4 years of extensive experiences in Hadiprana Design Consultant, Indonesia -- specializing in hospitality: residential, villa, hotels and resorts. Nonetheless, I am a curious individual who is thrilled to explore diverse spectrum of architectural designs.


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BAC H E LO R I N A R C H I T E C T UR E University of Brawijaya, Malang

GPA 3.8/4.0 Best Faculty Graduate 2011 (1st Class Honour) National Scholarship Grantee for Best Students Teaching Assistant


S K I L L S Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Office Sketch

AutoCAD REVIT 3DSMax Sketchup Layout

P E R S O N A L hardwork innovate

team passion

L A N G U A G E Bahasa English Japanese French

P U B L I C A T I O N S The Aesthetic Journey of Hadiprana Architecture Book, 2018 Sustainable Houses and Living in the Hot-Humid Climates of Asia Contributor, 2018 Collection of best theses of Architecture 09/12 by UoB (p31-36) AIJ Chugoku Branch Conference, Hiroshima, 03.01-03.2, 2014 AIJ National Conference, Kobe, 09.12-09.14, 2014 Grand Renewable Energy (GRE) Int. Conference, Tokyo, 2014 Journal for Intercultural Understanding vol. 4, Institute of Turkish Cultural Studies, Mukogawa Women’s University 2014 Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) International Conference in Ahmedabad, India, 2014 TAU International Conference: Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in The Tropics, Jakarta, 2014

C O N T R I B U T I O N S 2 0 1 8 PIC for The Aesthetic Journey of Hadiprana

Content Creator and Editor, Project Coordinator, and Stylist

2 01 7 Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, ID

Volunteer for Inspiration Factory Foundation, ID

2 01 5 Shortlisted in World Architecture Festival (WAF)

for Future Projects – Commercial Mixed-Use


2nd Best Master Thesis Presentation Award of Graduate School for IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan Best Poster Presentation Award of Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference, Tokyo, Japan Presenter at PLEA conference in Ahmedabad, India Presenter at AIJ conference in Hiroshima, Japan Presenter at AIJ conference in Kobe, Japan Presenter at Grand Renewable Energy International Conference in Tokyo, Japan Volunteer at Hiroshima Landslide Cleaning Project

2 01 2 Representative of University of Brawijaya for Best Thesis

at Unika Architecture Exhibition, Semarang, Indonesia Consultant at Free Architectural Consultation at “Jendela Arsitektur” Exhibition, Malang, Indonesia

2 0 1 1 Head of Academic Dept of Architecture Student Assocciation, UoB

Committee of One Day Workshop with Architect Ary Indra Committee of Indonesia Design Goes to Campus, UoB Committee of 12th International Conference on Sustainable Enviromental Architecture

2 0 1 0 Vice Head of Academic Dept of Architecture Student Assocciation,

UoB Committee of National Seminar “Local Green Architecture in Urban Space” Community Service Project: Integrated Cowhouse in Malang

2 009 Committee of National Architecture Seminar “Interior Lighting” in

Malang Secretarial Coordinator of Congress of Engineering Faculty Steering Committe of Faculty and Department Student Orientation

“Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.” - Frank Lloyd Wright -


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01 Contemporary Batak House Jakarta, Indonesia Building : 25,203.69 sqft (2341.50 sqm) +outdoor : 32,391.19 sqft (3009.24 sqm) Site : 47,438.60 sqft (4407.19 sqm) 2fl+Basement+Mezzanine Status: Site Supervision (expected completion end 2019)

Located in a busy area in Jakarta, Indonesia, this 2+1.5 stories house was designed for a family of five who has a strong root in Batak Culture and tradition. As one of the oldest heirs in the big family, the tradition requires the client to provide an ample space for regular family parties and ceremonies. Hence, the first floor is mainly dedicated for such occasions. Since the scale of parties and ceremonies varies, flexibility is vital in designing the space. Thus, the main idea was to create a huge space separated by partitions without neglecting the immense need for privacy and security. To accommodate day to day life, rooms were created in layers: corridor entrance and courtyard to divide meeting room (public) with living/ dining room (semi-public) and terrace and backyard (private). However, when occasions demand, these spaces can easily be connected into an indooroutdoor function area by opening partitions. The 2nd floor, on the other side, is dedicated for family’s daily life. Therefore, a small living room adjacent to a small pantry and dining room overlooking the backyard was created for intimate family moments. To maximize high ceilings, mezzanines was built for kids’ play area and storages.

In Jakarta, being in nature is a luxury. Therefore, every main room in this house was designed to connect with greeneries and/ or outdoor spaces. There are plenty of spacious outdoor spaces as well, i.e. terraces, futsal court, green roof and tree house to encourage outdoor activities.

Having a great love for Batak Culture, the client required that the building would have a certain ‘Batak personality� on the facade. To fulfill this request, we specifically designed a simplified version of Batak Traditional Roof for this particular residence. To engage the contemporary feel, we incorporated two types of modern materials by overlaying them: metal plates to form the particular shape of Batak roof and bitumen shingles on top.

The architecture itself was angled toward tropical climate and contemporary design: generous shades, high ceiling, natural materials (e.g. local stone and teak wood), tropical landscape and vegetations, and straightforward architectural lines.

The building is currently under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The main challenge was particularly to achieve the design of the roof without sacrificing both its proportion and functionality. 

02 Bali-Japan Fusion Villa Bali, Indonesia Building : 12,672.14 sqft (1177.28 sqm) Site : 15,431.46 sqft (1433.63 sqm) 2 floors Status: Construction Document

This private holiday villa is a part of Mandapa, a RitzCarlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali. The site is located on a layered hill facing a river. The unit is consisted of two floors with five bedrooms in which each bedroom has a private bathroom and a walk-in closet, and a swimming pool. Since the building is part of Mandapa Reserves, the architecture needs to follow the ambience that was already developed. However, the client requested for a more modern appearance. In addition, his love for Japanese culture requires the interior space to be rich of Japanese touches. To connect all of these requirements, we designed the new villa to keep a similar colour and proportions with the original design so not to obstruct the atmosphere of the area (e.g. local stone on the 1st floor facade and wooden facade for the 2nd floor). The details, however, are much simplified to engage more modern perception and to connect effortlessly with the interior. The original design from Mandapa explores more open spatial experiences by having semi-outdoor corridors between the rooms. However, the client wanted to have an indoor connection instead. The design bridges the two opposites by having indoor connecting spaces directly facing outdoor area with large openings.

To engage the original proportion from Ritz-Carlton, the architecture -which is functionally being a single villa -- was visually broken down into 5 smaller buildings with 2 different architecture for the roof: a classical dutch hip roof and layered roof inspired by temple architecture.

The layered roof was modernized by using metal plates as the main material, surrounding a skylight. The metal plate was molded in a module similar to shingles for easy installation.

03 Residence @ Sanur Bali, Indonesia Site No. of villas

: 733,966.08 sqft (68,187.68 sqm) : 68 units

2 floors Status: Construction Document

Residence @ Sanur is a private service villa with direct access to Sanur beach. It is consisted of two types of villas (500 sqm and 1000 sqm) and a public facility building (function hall, restaurants, swimming pool, etc). This complex target mainly people from big cities who would often come to Bali for a weekend holiday away from noises, traffic, and pollution. Sanur Residence’s aim was to achieve privacy and especially serenity in the middle of nature. Thus, cars are not allowed to drive in the complex. All road motorized vehicles will be parked in a public parking area, located under public facilities building. There will be buggy car services available to move around inside the complex. The architecture context was molded around the tropical climate and contemporary design. Climatic means including shades provisions, roof extensions, optimizing the usage of local material (i.e. paras stone and bengkiray wood), and selection of tropical vegetations. Touch of Balinese was explored by engaging local craftmanship patterns throughout the buildings.

04 Grand Hyatt Hotel Renovation Jakarta, Indonesia Renovation area: Architectural Facade, Drop Off and Lobby, Restaurant and Pool @ 5th floor, Executive Suite Terrace, and Presidential Suite Glass House. Status: Construction Document and Site Supervision

The Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta was built in 1991 in the heart of the capital city. Following a rapid development of commercial buildings in the area, the Hotel was in need of a new and modern face to welcome the current and upcoming market. The renovation covers architectural facade and interior design and landscape, starting from the entrance gate and lobby, restaurant and swimming pool on the 5th floor, up to rental spaces on the highest floor of 26th. The concept was to transform a new image for Grand Hyatt: by engaging more localities into the design and by introducing vertical lines, contrary to the existing design. As Indonesia is a tropical country rich with palm species, the uniform pattern was focused on palm leaf (so called nipah in bahasa) through the whole design -- started from the front facade to the interiors. The concept of verticality was chosen to make the building seems taller, as there are more and more medium to high rise buildings in the area. For that purpose, we added vertical fins throughout the facade. These fins will also function as shades. Since the current building was facing a lot of leaking problems from the windows, all the single glass openings were replaced with low-e coated double glasses unit. This will also significantly reduce the energy consumption for air cooler. The original red granite was also being replaced by travertine stone to achieve more modern ambience.

Vertical fins were customized using ACP (Aluminium Composite Panel) instead of metal sheet material. This is to ensure that the fins will be lightweight enough since possibility for structure reinforcement was very limited.

The 5th floor which was previously utilized for restaurants and swimming pool was developed functionally to business center, wedding hall, beach bar, and spa. The current balinese atmosphere has been the highlight of Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta today. Therefore, instead of changing it completely, the new design was aimed to modernize it by introducing new materials, adding more playful areas, and reorganizing the layout.

05 Pasar Mama (Mother’s Market) Papua, Indonesia Area No. of kiosk

: 733,966.08 sqft (3,349.00 sqm) : 298 units

4floors Status: Built with adjustment

In the culture of traditional people in Papua, women (mama) are playing a major role in the family: earning salaries, taking care of her husband, her kid, and even her husband’s family. Ironically, their cultural norm is patriarchal, which means that men are the decision maker in the family and community. Men are holding sovereign position, being invited to community meetings, and have the utmost power. This leads to common cases of domestic abuse in the community. Papuan mama’s daily activities normally consist of bringing agricultural product by foot from villages to the city market, while bringing their small kids. They would spend the whole day in the market, then going back home to feed the family. This marketplace slowly transforms from merely a trading place to a safe place for Papuan Mama: it is a social platform to meet other mama, it is a playground for their kids, it is a place where they can relax and loosen up from day to day pressure. This project aims to upgrade Papuan Mama safe place by providing more than a better trading organization, but also to improve their quality of life. Thus, we added education and healthcare facility, proper sanitation, resting area, and a religious facility. By doing so, we were hoping to empower the Papuan Mama by connecting to each other and to build a better life for them and their kids.

Papuan take a great pride of their indigenous identity. Therefore, the architectural form for the market was inspired by vernacular long houses of Papuan indigenous tribe where all important events are taking place. The aim was also to create a familiar space and atmosphere for Mama-mama to make it easier for them to adapt and to explore various possibilities.

To ensure the chance of more buildings being built in the future, the design was created to be simple and used mainly local materials, such as traditional brick made from cassava, thatch, and local wood. The design was also modular, giving opportunities to easily scale the building dimension according to the site availability.

This project was shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2015 under category Future Project: Commercial Mixed-Use. This project was eventually built by Indonesian Government in 2018 with several adjustments.

06 Colonial House @ Pondok Indah Jakarta, Indonesia Building : 13,503.97 sqft (1254.56 sqm) +outdoor : 20,255.96 sqft (1881.84 sqm) Site : 29,814.09 sqft (2769.82 sqm) 2fl+Basement+Mezzanine Status: Site Supervision (expected completion end 2019)

This house was designed in layers of privacy. The first building in the very front is dedicated for a spacious living room to welcome the guests. From there, a glasses corridor is connecting the public area to a semi-public area for guest bedroom and more private events such as big dinner and private meetings. A private foyer with void was created to separate the semi-public area with private area for intimate family, consisted of living room, pantry, and kitchen, facing a terrace and a garden. All 3 private bedrooms with private bathrooms and walk-in closet are located on the 2nd floor, overlooking pond, swimming pool, and garden. The distance between living area and main street was designed to be significance enough to guarantee not only privacy, but also serenity. The client’s love for sounds of flowing water was translated into an elongated pond connecting to a swimming pool, in which both engages overflow design. These water features are also accessible through all main areas in the first floor. The overflow of the swimming pool is falling all the way to the basement, in which a gentleman lounge was strategically located.

The architecture was angled towards Indonesian colonial buildings or so-called indische architecture. This style was created by dutch architects in the past for European style building to adapt to local climate. For instance, by accommodating high ceiling, thick walls, and ample setback for openings to provide decent shades. By doing so, it significantly reduces the amount of heat transfer from the outdoor environment, thus affects on less energy consumption on air conditioning. Metal material was added to induce modernity to aim for an everlasting indische design.

07 Ramayana Hotel Renovation Bali, Indonesia Renovation area: Architectural Facade, Drop Off and Lobby, Restaurant and Swimming Pool. Status: Site Supervision (expected completion 2021)

Ramayana Hotel and Resort was built in 1972 in Kuta. In 2016, the owner and operator decided to modernize the facade and atmosphere of the buildings, while maintaining its famous Balinese style architecture. The renovation includes all areas in the hotel: the whole facade, drop off and lobby, restaurants and swimming pool. Accommodating budget efficiency, the new facade focused on building proportions, imposing lighter colour materials, and landscape redesign. Exploring Balinese local touches was done by metal roof inspired by Balinese temples, local pattern and material, and tropical vegetations. Since the hotel still operates during renovation, the work is divided into three stages. Completed renovation is expected at the end of 2021.

08 Contemporary House @ Pejaten Jakarta, Indonesia Building : 13,503.97 sqft (1254.56 sqm) +outdoor : 20,255.96 sqft (1881.84 sqm) Site : 29,814.09 sqft (2769.82 sqm) 2fl+Basement Status: Site Supervision (expected completion end 2019)

This private house was designed to accommodate 2 very different lives of one of the owners of Indonesian national taxi company: calm intimate day to day life and social extravaganza-like events.These two practices are separated physically by a courtyard in front of guestrooms. A big tree in the middle of the courtyard was placed to give a soft shade between the two areas. There are two entrances as well: front entrance for welcoming guests and side entrance for intimate family members with direct access to the private spaces. The architecture was aiming to create resort atmosphere in the middle of the big city. Combination of wood and stone materials were heavily used. There are water features in every layer: front entrance, side entrance and courtyard, and swimming pool in the backyard. Perimeter overflow design was imposed in the courtyard’s pond and swimming pool to create a form of soft audial therapy and provide continuity from the 1st floor to the basement. Local vegetations were chosen to enhance its tropical air.

The architectural composition was designed to visually divide the whole area into several smaller buildings to avoid the sense of gigantic building. The spatial flow was created to follow the contour site which is gradually descending towards the backyard. The design took benefit from this contour flow to maximize natural lighting and ventilation intake in the basement. The most rear part of the site is administered to provide an ample space for a helipad.

09 Colonial House @Senayan Jakarta, Indonesia Building : 19,235.11 sqft (1787.00 sqm) Site : 17,028.51sqft (1582.00 sqm) 2fl+Basement+Attic Status: Construction Documents (waiting for building permit)

This house was designed for two generations in the family: a small family of four and a mother in law. To maintain each family’s privacy, the house is separated into two family areas with each own living room and dining room, connected by a collective area to serve for bigger events, such as parties and big family dinner. Different lifestyle also forces the design to separate each family’s maid and driver area, connected by a parking garage in the basement. The client is in favour of spacious capacity in each room. Provided limited site size, spatial efficiency was important to ensure decent distances between building parameter and site boundary to provide natural lighting and ventilation for every room, including the basement. To soften the grandeur size of the building to the surroundings, the architecture was visually separated into four buildings with the biggest one in the middle, connected by visual bridges.

Similar to the colonial house at pondok indah, the architecture is designed towards colonial buildings or so-called indische architecture, including high ceiling, thick walls, and setback openings to provide much needed shades. The architectural details are developed specifically for this particular design to keep the balance in its proportion. The usage of metal is also explored in the pavilion’s roof design.

10 Nivata Residence Clubhouse 8.5 Status: Site Supervision

Nivata is a gated community for private villa residence located in Kuta and managed by Ciputra, one of the biggest developers in Indonesia. In the 5.8 hectares of land, Nivata residence was designed to optimize an experience of living in nature and serenity in a gated community overlooking the sea. Each residence is on two floors, with a garden a pool area, outdoor decks and spacious balcony upstairs. The clubhouse is created to serve public activities, providing lap swimming pool, kid’s pool, library+cafe, and gym. To enter the building, the users need to walk through a green passage to introduce the concept of experiencing nature. The library+cafe itself is consisted of two connecting areas: indoor area with a library and a mezzanine for dedicated reading area and outdoor area with direct outdoor views towards a swimming pool and overlooking a river. To enhance the quality of experience, an artificial cenote is created next to the swimming pool (A cenote is a natural pit, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath, especially associated with the Yucatån Peninsula of Mexico). This artificial cenote is accessible from the deck of cafe through the swimming pool. The stairs towards the water were designed to provide seating area for the users to relax before or after swimming.

CREAT I V E WORK meita arethusa a r c h i t e c t

The Aesthetic Journey of Hadiprana is a book created to promote and

celebrate 60th anniversary of Hadiprana Design & Planning. To do so, a team was created to organize the whole process. As the PIC, I was in charge of creative content development and management, selection and collaboration with the publisher, writer, photographer, and graphic designer, to final supervision and publication. The Aesthetic Journey of Hadiprana was launched in October 2018, a year after its initiation.

This semi portfolio book explains how Hadiprana design consultant pays high respect to Indonesian tradition and locality by infusing its culturally identifying aesthetics into all of its projects. The Aesthetic Journey of Hadiprana is the first of a series of Hadiprana publications, intended to introduce Hadiprana’s design values development throughout the years by focusing on two elements: the firsthand experience of a visitor’s journey through these spaces

and the root appreciation of the beautiful legacy of Indonesian tradition, all while welcoming the dynamics of the present and the fascination of the future.

This project engages ORO Edition as the main publisher, Nilai Asia as the photographer, LeBoye as the graphic designer, and Diana Darling as the writer.


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Factors influencing window-opening behaviors in Hot-humid Climates: Natural Ventilation Strategies for Apartments in Indonesia

background and objectives Indonesia has been experiencing high economic growth, and the middle class is on the rise. The population increased by more than doubled whereas the nationwide final energy demand rose by 14 times over the last 4 decades.The growing housing demand for the emerging middle class is expected to require more apartments in the near future. Therefore, it is important to determine energy-saving strategies for the future middle-class apartments. Window-opening is one of the major adaptive behaviors in hot-humid climates achieve occupants’ thermal comfort particularly in naturally ventilated buildings, thus affects their energy use especially for space cooling. This study investigates the factors influencing the occupants’ window-opening behavior in apartments in the major cities of Indonesia.


Research site: Surabaya, Indonesia Population: 2.8million Density: 8,642people/km2

Climate: Hot-humid Average temperature: 27.2-29.00C Average humidity: 65.9-80.9% Average wind velocity: 2.1-3.1m/s

field survey Face-to-face interview (n=347), covering: (1) social and economic profile of respondents; (2) building profiles; (3) energy consumption & usage of appliances; (4) thermal sensations and preferences; (5) duration & reasons of opening and closing window; and (6) importance and satisfaction for the window. One week thermal measurement for 30 samples to measure indoor and outdoor globe temperature, air temperature, and humidity.

brief results window-opening behavior 1. The usages of openings were very low in private apartments because of AC usage. In contrast, in public apartments users tend to open not only windows but also doors. Old public apartment users tend to open doors rather than windows, in contrast with new public apartment users. 2. Privacy and security issues were found to be the major reasons in affecting this behavior. 3. The air change rates in these houses not necessarily sufficient to change the indoor air. Reducing indoor air temperature is probably not a trigger for opening windows or doors in the hot-humid climatic regions such as in Surabaya.

further research - the role of corridor space f or Asian dwellers

statistical analysis Factors were further analyzed through multiple regression and structural equation modelling. The final model implied that architects intervention was necessary in the apartments’ design to encourage the usage of windows/doors through corridor space and balcony. Design recommendation is by combining both environmental and socio-cultural approaches to these transition spaces (corridor space & balcony).

In particularly South-east Asian public housing, the role of corridor space is not merely functional as extra spaces, but also beneficial in both environmental and socio-cultural sense. Therefore, in regards of windowopening behavior, appropriate design of corridor space may reduce the outdoor temperature before reaching indoor space. Corridor space may also tackle the problem of noise and privacy, thus able to encourage occupants to open doors or windows rather than using an air conditioner. Further design recommendation is now developed by studying previous design examples and cultural tendencies of public housings’ occupants in Indonesia

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Optimization of Vertical Landscape Towards Low Energy and Healing Environment Office in Suramadu Footbridge Area

Final score: A (highest) Building Type: High Rise Rental Office & Business Center (35 floor + 3 basement) Location: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia Area: 35.000 sqm

Main Achievemnts: Energy Savings (74% electricity & 41% water) Return area of greeneries Healing areas to reduce the stress level in workplace

In Indonesia, the development of vertical buildings is on the rise. Since high-rise buildings have a longer life span, consume vast amount of energy and materials and accommodate thousands of people, it is necessary to apply energysaving strategies since its initial phase. Optimization of vertical landscape was chosen to be the core solution. The focus of this optimization was not only energy-saving strategies, but also to reduce the level of stress of employees. Design parameters including: site-responsive, natural-lighting optimization, optimization of view, renewable energy, and recycling. Ecotect software was used to find the best building shape and orientation to reduce heat (1). Further, simulation was conducted to show the different level of heat on the building’s facade. Three categories were generated: low, medium, and high. From these three, different strategies of vertical landscape and double-facade were applied (2). Other strategies including application of green roof and gravel roof, pond for cooling, and exemption of ground floor. Reduction of stress level was optimized by providing positive view from workspaces and rest area in particular floor level.

These strategies eventually required different floor plan based on the heat level and room’s function (4-5). Design-builder software was then used to calculate predicted energy consumption compared to standard building. Result shows energy savings were up to 74% for electricity and 41% for water. Green space was calculated to reach 144% from original green areas.

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Sasak Cultural Center Lombok, Indonesia Group work, as Main Architect

Today, the diminishing interest from young Building Type: Cultural Center, Building complex generation toward the country’s traditional Location: Kuta-Sunada Village, Lombok, Nusa culture became a Tenggara Barat, Indonesia national concern. Sasak Cultural Center was Buildings: Replica of Sasak Village, Workshop, designed to promote Toy House, Auditorium, Museum, Library, Tower, the sustainability of Gathering Spot Sasak tribe’s culture in Lombok. Key points of the design were: bring awareness and knowledge-sharing for society about the culture (by replicas and interactive museum) and providing space for cultural appreciation and development together with society (by art and cultural workshop and auditorium). Final score: A (highest)

The philosophy of this design was to show that ‘culture is a process, not only what created in the past’, in contrary with the perception of majority of people in Indonesia today. This belief was brought by transforming the traditional house of Sasak in several phases: (1) 0 point: Earth as the source of inspiration, symbolized by forest; (2) past: Existing culture, symbolized by traditional buildings and village; (3) present: Development of culture, symbolized by art and cultural workshop (4) future: Appreciation for the result of cultural development, symbolized by a museum and (5) Zenith: Contemplation for the result of cultural development, symbolized by sightseeing and contemplating tower. Following the phylosophy, building design was also transformed from original shape, partial transformation by eclectic and contemporary design, until futuristic design from Sasak traditional house.

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Suramadu Rental Office Surabaya, Indonesia Group work, as Main Architect

Final score: A (highest) Building Type: Rental Office (20 floor) Location: Suramadu Footbridge Area, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia Area: 47,344 sqm

Design approach was iconic, through several key points including building form, energy-saving strategies and investment. Building form was adapted from Pinisi (i.e. one of Indonesian’ traditional ships), since the site is part of Suramadu footbridge area (i.e. area connecting Surabaya and Madura before Suramadu bridge). Energy-saving strategies including application of double skin facade and vertical garden to the form of the sail, application of roof gardens, building orientation, and shadings. The podium was designed to be different each floor to provide additional green space and shading to the floor below.

Investment was expanded by utilizing the green space for public areas. Podiums were fully utilized for commercial areas to gain revenue, including for banks, restaurants, salon, gym, auditorium and meeting areas that are opened to public.

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