TIARA B E LLA
19 February 1995
As a recent architecture graduate with dual bachelorâ€™s degrees from Universitas Indonesia and Curtin University, I went on to explore my ability as designer by becoming a part of a creative team on universityâ€™s organization and event, local freelance project, and individual project. I have always been eager to seek new experiences, and have worn many hats in my time; designer, architect, artworker, and photographer. Having involved in different industries, I am confident with managing multi-disciplinary project and taking on different roles. On a personal level I consider myself to be hard-working, organized, and a creative problem solver. I take pleasure in bringing out the creativity in people through designs that reflect their ideas and imagination.
Legenda Wisata Blok. A6/30, Cibubur 16967, Indonesia email@example.com issuu.com/tiarabritania behance.net/tiarabritania last.fm/user/elbellatia
07/2014 - 02/2016
Curtin University | Perth, Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science). CWA: 69,58 of 100.
08/2012 - 02/2016
University of Indonesia | Depok, Indonesia Bachelor of Architecture, Class of 2012. CGPA: 3,23 of 4.
07/2010 - 05/2012
International Islamic Boarding School Republic of Indonesia | Cikarang, Indonesia Senior High School, Science Studies.
Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Tuition Scholarship Scholarship recipient
04 - 06/2016
Bias Tekno-Art Kreasindo | Jakarta Junior Architect
03 - 10/2015
PPIA Curtin University | Student Organization Creative Team
Kersos FTUI | Faculty Social Event Documentation
PSB - International Program | Faculty Event Creative Coordinator
AKSIOMA FTUI | Faculty Social Event Documentation
Dongkrak Seni FTUI | Faculty Art Event Creative Team
Teknik Cup FTUI | Faculty Sport Event Staff of Medic
Kersos FTUI | Faculty Social Event Student Representative of International Program
12/2010 - 10/2011
Student Organization of International Islamic Boarding School Republic of Indonesia Head of Art & Creativity Division
ASPIRE: AIA End of Year Exhibition | Curtin University Architecture Exhibition
Innovative Housing & Place Making | Curtin University Architecture Exhibition
06 - 07/2012
Thompson Rivers University and International Islamic Education Council Overseas Program | Kamloops, Canada
Bahasa Indonesia | Native English | IELTS: 7.0 & TOEFL: 575
SketchUp Rhinoceros 3D AutoCAD SketchUp Revit Microsof Office
Team & Project Management Communication & Presentation Creativity & Critical Thinking Research & Analysis Financial & Commercial Awareness Negotiation Skill
Branding Publishing Architectural Drafting
Graphic design 01
The Psychedelic Chamber
The Winton Guest House
Lake Leschenaultia Art Hub
graphic design 2012 - 2016
01 personal branding personal identity and logotype
Individual Project | 2016
For my personal branding, I decided to go with a minimalistic, professional design and layout as I feel that style best represents my work. The branding treatment is based on Scandinavian and Japanese vision of design; clean and minimal. To bring the minimum of elements, excludes the unnecessary to concentrate on the essentials. Creating a timeless design by making a constant research of contrast in the element.
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02 GAYANA project proposal booklet
ppia curtin University | 2014
GAYANA stands for pagelaran Budaya dan Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Culture and Arts Festival). A place where Indonesian performers and cultural supporters can gather and celebrate the diversity of the culture. It is an event held by Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia Australia from Curtin University, Western Australia. The theme that was brought by this event is the Wayang culture, specifically bringing the story of Rama and Shinta. As GAYANA has a main target audience of students in Perth, a youthful design of Rama and Shinta figure is hence approached.
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03 kreasi indonesia event poster and logotype
PPIA Curtin University | 2015
Kreasi is an abbreviation of Kuliner, Etnik, and Seni. It is an event held by PPIA, AIPSSA and 53 Indonesian Communities in Perth, Western Australia to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Indonesian Independence Day. This event is also aimed to promote the diversity and richness of indonesian culture and tourism potential. Red and white, as a representation of Indonesian flag color, are used throughout the design, including the logo, booklet, poster, and flyers. The logo itself is inspired by folding and waving ribbon, which is usually worn by heroes and fighters as a headband, with icons of activities that are featured in this event.
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04 autumn hangout image post and content
ppia curtin University | 2015
Autumn Hangout is an event held by PPIA Curtin University where Indonesian students gather, sing, eat, and mingle whilst accompanied by local talents, singer, and band, which bringing a whiz of reminiscence with Indonesian tunes and todayâ€™s greatest tracks. As the part of PPIA Curtin Universityâ€™s creative team, one of my responsibility is to create image posts as part of the contents for the organizationâ€™s social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Hence, these image posts were created as part of the contents of Autumn Hangout event.
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05 i llu strati o n s hand sketch and digital drawing
individual Project | 2012 - 2016
My illustrations range from hand-sketch to digital drawing and combination of both. I personally like drawing people or human figures, since most of my illustrations are inspired by my closest relatives; friends and family, and also other people that I found influential. All of my illustrations here are digital illustrations and part of my personal project.
ITâ€™S MY BIRTHDAY
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architecture 2013 - 2015
06 The psychedelic chamber A CREATIVE SPACE FOR A CREATIVE PERSON
Architectural Design Studio I | University of Indonesia | 2013
The studio requires the student to design a creative space for an artist, which will be occupied during his or her creative working process. A creative space should be able to inspire the work of the artist. A creative space should act like a motion picture or movie, which give different spatial experience or feeling in each of its area, Every little aspect of the building should support this experience; the placement of the window, the location of the area, and the theme and purpose of the building. It has to intrigue a certain kind of experience that we want to give to the artist. Dmaz Brodjonegoro, a painter, an illustrator, and an art director from Jakarta, is chosen as the creative person in this creative space design. As most of his works are mainly inspired by the surreality of Michel Gondry, James Jean, Jonsi, and Radiohead, thus, a creative space with no borders and partitions is created to comply with Dmazâ€™s limitless imagination and inspiration, His creative process that does not require any specific time, which changes based on his mood, also affects the process of space-making in this design; a borderless chamber that allows Dmaz to work freely. The Psychedelic Chamber is basically inspired by Dmazâ€™s works, which are also commonly consisted of chromatic or vivid colors, overlap pictures, and asymmetrical shapes which resemble a dream-like or psychedelic term.
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Initial Idea: A creative space with no borders to comply with Dmaz’s limitless imaginaton and inspiration. Dmaz’s 1
works are commonly filled with chromatic or vivid colors, overlap pictures, and asymmetrical shapes which resem-
ble dream-like or ‘psychedelic’ term. 2
The Physical Model: The physical model of the design is
constructed out of folded art paper and transluscent paper. The model making process allows individual to explore
the details of the creative space, which in this case, the 6
Space Division and Zoning: The layout and zoning of the floor plan is based on the activities and needs of the artist, which are consisted of four main parts: daily activities, working, entertainment, and inspiration. The layout is a continuous space that connects each rooms together, therefore, creating a flexible and bigger space.
1. Guest Room
2. Dining Room
7. Working Area
4. Living Room
8. Painting Area
Previous Page: The perspective view of the physical model of the design. Above: The details of the physical models. The folded transluscent paper covers the stairway, creating a distinct experience throughout the entrance. Above Right: The details of the facade. The gaps and slits between each wall panels allow natural lighting to enter the space. ARCH I TEC TU R E | 27
The Artist Character: Dmaz is a very outgoing person. He
Site Analysis: The site is located in the west of Universi-
mostly spend his time with his friends. What Dmaz needs
ty of Indonesia’s main gate, on an abandoned site which
is actually a space with ‘crowded-feeling’ since he is very
was formerly used as Student Center. The site is located
sociable. He also likes a space which is accessible, be-
on an elevated ground or incline slope. The site is chosen
cause he likes to go out with his friends. Dmaz is a perfec-
because of its closeness to the sky, calm atmosphere, not
tionist and detail-oriented person. He likes a fun place and
really noisy, and it is easy to access. The built-in environ-
unique place to work.
ment that can be found on the site are trees, lake, and stairs.
The Artist’s Inspiration:
the aerial view of the site location.
Creative Process: Dmaz’s moods in working, especially
painting, changes anytime, so he does not really have a specific and productive time in working. working time
daily needs 11
socializing + hang out
west view 13
Activity Analysis: The activity analysis helps in defining layout and zoning of the design. Dmaz’s range of activities are divided into four categories; working, daily needs, inspiration, and entertainment. His working activities require
him to have computer area, painting area, and brainstorming area. Meanwhile, his daily needs are basically just a sleeping area and a bathroom. An area for stargazing, sightseeing, and hanging out with friends are needed as his inspiration process. While a dining room, a living room, and a mini-bar or kitchen are required as his entertain-
sections of the design. hand-drawing. unscaled.
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Above: The west view of the design. The design located on a high ground with stairs as its entrance. Right The details of the facade. The materials that this design is going to use are wall panels that are shaped as folded paper. 30
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07 te s s e llati o n THE TECTONIC design OF a READING ROOM
Architectural Design Studio 202 | Curtin University | 2014
This studio examines the relationship between architecture and tectonics. By juxtaposing the act of reading and the physicality of books with suburban models of settlement, the studio asks: Can architecture provide connections between the vibrancy (real and imagined) of books and places to read them? The theme of the studio is captured in the title in which architecture is framed on one side by tectonic, evoking the possiblities of urban architecture. The studio objectives therefore, require the student to design and construct a portable open-air reading room, to share books, showcase the act of learning, and improve public space. It is a portable infrastructure, well-adapted to the urban environment, lightweight and cleverly designed, that can offer books and learning experiences. The result will be an attractive, durable physical structure that will generate discourse and debate surrounding new forms of urban and suburban architecture in its given site, which is Curtin University campus. Tessellation, therefore, is created as a result of tectonic design concept with an emphasis on material, detail and assembly, which create a synergy between urban and suburban configuration. The tiling and repeating patterns of the design, which tessellates one another, creates a vibrant connection between the materiality, the space, the function, and the user.
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Initial Idea: A tectonic reading room that is based on different reading positions. Users can sit on the chair with a table, lay down on the bench, and sit on the bench. It is also accessible from all sides and overlooking different campus view. The facade is very versatile that it can be also used as bookcase. Site: The site is located in the campus site of Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia. Since it is going to be functioned as a portable infrastructure, the location can range from student park or merely an abandoned space, or anywhere that is accessible for students. With this infrastructure, hopefully it will create a synergy between the urban and suburban configuration.
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Reading Positions: From the research conducted by Natalie Meyer in 2014 for Book Riot website, there are several reading positions that are considered best and comfortable for the reader. These best reading position was defined as the one that readers stay in longest while reading. Position
Average Reading Time
Sitting on a bench
48 min 6 sec
Laying on stomach
32 min 12 sec
27 min 24 sec
Sitting in a pub
25 min 45 sec
Laying on back
17 min 39 sec
Laying on right side
16 min 36 sec
Laying on left side
11 min 36 sec
11 min 9 sec
From the test and research, it is safe to say that the best reading position is sitting on a bench. Therefore, the design provide a multi-function bench that suitable for any reading positions. 36
configuration of the table and chair
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Materiality & Structure: The main materials on this reading room are plywood and timber. This is chosen as the initial concept of the design is to construct a portable open-air structure. The structure of the design works as facade, seat, roof, and bookshelf, creating a tectonic, multi-function and versatile design. Facade Concept: The general facade is inspired by the tesselations artwork, which basically means, the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes with no overlaps. In this design, rectangles are assembled in a way, that it forms a diamond-shaped tesselation. This tessellation will also create a strong and firm structure, and an interesting facade.
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08 the winton guest house an architectural work by frank gehry
Architectural Techniques 202 | Curtin University | 2014
The Winton Guest House is designed by Frank Gehry in the 1980’s and originally located in Wayzata, Minnesota. The house is said to have been inspired by a Giorgio Morandi’s paintings and is conceived as a large outdoor sculpture comprising of rooms which constitute their own mini-buildings. The main idea of the building is a concrete division of spaces through sculptural forms connected to each other. Based largely on sketches, scaled physical three-dimensional models and drawings were created manually. In this unit, students are required to develop knowledge and skill in contemporary methods of architectural communication by mediating between two and three-dimensional means of representation through geometric manipulation and projection. Using a case study of Frank Gehry’s WInton Guest House, students explored Rhinoceros software modelling environment. A type of workflow which mediate between three- ‐dimensional modelling using Rhinoceros three-dimensional software and two-‐dimensional drafting using Adobe Illustrator are utilized to produce high quality drawings and renders.
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About The Project: The aim of the class unit and project is to exercise the Rhinoceros software skills of the student, with Winton Guest House by Frank Gehry as the precedent. The Building: Composed of six geometric shapes, this Giorgio Morandi-inspired structure stands like a piece of art. Commissioned in 1984 and completed in 1987, this single-story structure is comprised of two bedrooms with full bathrooms, a central living room, fireplace alcove, loft, kitchenette and garage. Location and Transportation: Initially situated on the Wintonâ€™s 12-acre Lake Minnetonka property the guest house was moved in 2008 to Owatonna where it still stands.
1. Living Room 2. Bedroom 3. Fireplace Alcove 4. Kitchenette 5. Garage 6. Bathroom
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Material and Form: The sculptural building is composed of six geometric-forms clad in a variety of finishes and building materials to differentiate and divide the space: a thirty-five foot tall pyramid-shaped living room finished in black painted metal; a curved bedroom covered in dolomite limestone from southern Minnesota, a cube-shaped fireplace alcove faced in brick; a large rectangular garage and kitchenette covered in Finnish plywood and aluminum strips; a smaller rectangular loft in galvanized steel is supported by column clad in the same material; and a rectangular second bedroom with a slanted roof also finished in black painted metal.
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09 lake le s c h e nau ltia art hub a contemplation of nature
Architectural Discourse & Spatial Intelligence Studio | Curtin University | 2015
The project is a recycled and environmental arts hub, located in Lake Leschenaultia, Western Australia, which act as a â€˜vehicleâ€™ to explore public architecture, advocating sustainability and encouraging creative community life. The design operates as an arts learning centre where the young and old from schools and the community can come to learn about arts that use recycled materials and that relate to the environment. It is a place that receives contributions of recyclable materials from industries and the community. The hub enhances the cultural environment of a rural town with new innovative and participatory dimensions for the individuals and the public; holding many types of events including workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and even parties. It creates an architectural statement that advocate sustainability and encourage creative community life. Inspired by the works of Frei Otto, the Lake Leschenaultia Art Hub takes inspiration from an obsessive study of natural forms as its main concept, It creates a harmonious relationship between people and nature by integrating two approaches: biophilic and biomimicry approaches. The piece of architecture can be seen as an art installation integrated with the place and rural townscape.
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The Site: The site is located in Lake Leschenaultia National Park, Western Australia, on one of its many parks. The building will be overviewing the Lake. The site is very near to the vehicular and pedestrian access, which makes it accessible for the visitors. ARCH ITEC TU R E | 49
Problem Statement: How to respond and reflect the
Precedent: The design of this building is inspired by vari-
site’s natural form into the design?
ous buildings that are related to natural shapes and forms. However, Multihalle Manheim by Frei Otto in Germany is the one that this design often look up to. Frei Ottos’s work is inspired by natural phenomena and form — from bird’s
skulls to soap bubbles and spider’s webs. As he quoted that “architecture need not to be burdened by the weight
A link between landscape and architecture, but at the
of its own traditions but could instead be free to express
same time does not try to be one more than the other or
itself through a succession of simple but innovative sculp-
Design Approaches and Concepts: Two approaches are
used to solve the problem statement; biophilic and biomimicry. Both methods are well-known for its conformity with nature. Meanwhile, biomimicry approaches is a mimicking of nat1. Biophilic
ural strategies and designs in order to impart a certain Biophilic approaches affiliate with
function, in this case, the roof.
natural landcape. reminders of nature contribute to our well being.
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Biophilic: Biophilic design in architecture provides a human connection with nature and sense of place. Site specific design is approached in the process of design. The building is placed in a way that it can overlook the siteâ€™s main element; Lake Leschenaultia. Semi-outdoor space is also designed to create a harmonious relationship between the building and the existing trees.
linear layout optimizing natural daylighting
preserve siteâ€™s natural element; trees
Biomimicry: Biomimetic form in this design is mainly inspired by two elements; leaf and tree branches. The roof is influenced by leaf, both its form and function, which is to shade the building. Meanwhile, tree branches form and function is used as the structure that holds the roof.
modify: to allow more vistas
cut: semi outdoor place
biomimetic influence cut: access
Linear Typology: To experience a continuous journey throughout the site. The form of linear space is able to transcends any particular program. The essence is line, the experience is path. the movement is perpendicular to the axis of the space, and thus the experience of the building is that of a broad gateway.
cut: outdoor space
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Above: The section of the Lake Leschenaultia Art Hub. Viewed from the West. Unscaled. Next Page: The fragment section of the building design. Left room shows the interiority of the lobby, while the right room shows the interiority of the administration office. 54
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Materiality and Structure: The roof shape is probably the most challenging part in this construction. Since it has a wavy shape, there are two options to achieve that certain shape; by using pvc membrane or bent aluminum roof. The second option was chosen due to the effectiveness and durability. The aluminum sheet will be bent in a way to create the wavy shape. Meanwhile, there will be another layer of roofing, functioned as a structure, beneath the aluminum sheeting, This secondary structure will be constructed out of timber purlins and rafter. To integrate with the nature and to achieve sustainability, timber will be used as the cladding. Glass panels will also be used on most of the facade, to overview the surrounding of the builiding and the lake. However, due to climate of the site and to reduce the solar heat gain, a treated glass or window films will be implemented. For the main structure, glulam laminated timber will be used as the structure of the aluminum sheeting while timber that is connected to metal footing will be used as structural support system.
aluminum sheet roofing. bent; to create wavy form
secondary roof structure, bearing roof sheeting
timber cladding - to achieve sustainability
glass panel - treated glass or window films to reduce solar heat gain
glulam laminated timber as the structure of the aluminum sheeting roofing.
timber as structural support system. connected to metal footing.
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10 kenko a healthy mixed-residential building
Architectural Design & Technical Integration Studio | Curtin University | 2015
The studio and the group study has undergone extensive research on site analysis alongside design process to address problems and opportunities in mixed-use building and mixed-housing. One of the main focus and concept is to promote a sustainable and healthy living environment through the building performance and program. The presence of mixed-use building encourages a healthy living since it creates a walkable and sustainable neighborhood that allows multiple activities to be undertaken and different daily needs to be met in one location (Healthy Active by Design 2015). This is in accordance with the future plan of North Subiaco, Western Australia which is to infill developments of existing sites with low to mixed-use building that provides mixed-use activities. These activities range from daily needs to other complementary activities that supports healthy living, such as yoga studio, gym, and community green space. The healthy environment that this building embrace throught its integration with sun light, thermal comfort, and green space will eventually lead to a healthy way of living.
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RO AD HL AN UG CO HAY S TREE
The Site: This building is located in North Subiaco in Western Australia and specifically on Hay Street near the junction to Coughlan Road. It is a planned mixed development
Given site: 45m x 32m maximum of 6 storeys
that aim to enrich Subiacoâ€™s dying vibrance. The project aims to provide the residents and visitors a spatial experience in healthy environment that is achieved by integrating greeneries into the buildingâ€™s design and establishing
3 meter set back
a strong relationship between the architecture and surrounding nature, which is done by ways, such as using glass to eradicate boundaries between the interior and natural site.
Separate front building for commercial use
The Project: The studio unit assessed students to form a group of five to design a mixed-housing or mixed-building development in North Subiaco. Although the research,
Separate front building for commercial use
analysis, and some of the design was conducted by the group, the building must be divided into five different parts for each individual to design. Each individual should de-
Put gaps between buildings for
sign residential units and the given building part. However,
sunlight and air movement
the design of each individual student should be discussed within the group to create a balance and harmony for the overall design.
Selected building mass for further individual design development
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Residential Design Concept: As a respond to healthy en-
2. Fitzroy Residence by Carr Architecture (Melbourne)
vironment concept, this building integrates an indoor garden or terrace on each apartment unit. This terrace acts as
The garden is inspired by the Fitzroy Residence in Mel-
a transition space and entrance to the unit, which allows
bourne. The garden used timber decking to complement
resident to experience a greenery atmosphere in their dai-
with the natural palette of the greeneries. This garden
ly routine. The timber louvres act as a privacy screen from
which also acts as a terrace, also used as a lounge for the
the public corridor and act as a shading device. The gap
family to interact with each other.
between each timber strip also create a shaded terrace with a view of the corridor and the outdoor space. Precedents: There are two precedents that becomes the inspiration of the residential concept and design: 1. Visitor Center by Vector Architect (China) The inspiration of timber louvres as the shading device and facade derives from Visitor Centre building in China. In this building, timber louvres flank the path on one side, creating a shaded passageway with a view of the visitor centre and the surrounding farmland.
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Type A - 2 Bedroom Unit
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Type B - 1 Bedroom Unit
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Rainwater Harvesting System: As a technological aspect and as this building is created in the notion of heathiness, wellness, and sustainable, a rainwater harvesting system is implemented in the design. Strategy of this building is to recycle rainwater and greywater until it nearly potable. This system will help harvesting rainwater through a permbeable surface on the roof, then it goes to the underground rainwater tank through pipes. Then, it will be distributed to other building parts.
Green Wall Panels: Aside from laundry, flushing toilet, and other purposes, this treated greywater and rainwater will also irrigates the green wall panel through the water pipes in the growing medium panels. Soil-box Planter: As the soil-box planter is used to filtrate the rainwater run-off from downpipes. Although many plants can be used to filtrate water, these three plants are used in the design due to its ability to remove pollutants.
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Above: The green community space in this building is a courtyard garden that opens up to gym, yoga studio, and residential units. This space is a multi-purpose area which allows resident to interact with each other and do activities together. The area of improvement in this design is creating a healthy living and interaction character through the green atmosphere. 74
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other 2015 - 2016
11 PHOTOGRAPHY selection of photographs
individual Project | 2015 - 2016
Selection of photographs taken and edited by me. These photos were taken during travels, road trips, or merely a visit to local cafe and shops.
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Gloucester Tree, Western Australia. 2015.
Barbershot, South Jakarta. 2016. The Cat Cabin, South Jakarta. 2016. Rooftop Movies, Perth. 2015. Mac DeMarco, The Foundry No.8. 2015. Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia. 2015. Duxton Hotel, Perth. 2015.
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