A present frontrunner of environment-conscious architecture practice, Vo Trong Nghia Architects is a frequent recipient of architecture and design awards. One of their latest awards is granted through their recent project in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh House, which epitomizes how greenery could be integrated
Located in BSD, Tangerang, Astra BIZ Center stands on a six-hectare site as a showroom complex for several vehicle brands. The complex is designed to accommodate its function on an urban scale. Using glass façade and frontally facing the main road, the showroom encourages passersby
Bringing up “Learning From The Indonesian Pavilion at VAB 2018” as the topic, Forum Arsitektur ARCHINESIA returned by inviting notable speakers to share their ideas with those working in architecture industry. Held on July 19th, 2018, FAA #42 presented Indonesian Pavilion team in Venice Architecture
R House is a private residence located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Designed by Ken Yeang, the house explores various environmental-friendly building concepts with a contemporary appearance. Openness and room flexibility is emphasized throughout the house to fulfil the family’s needs and create comfortable spaces for
Located in the vicinity of Chao Samran Beach, Thailand, a vacation house, namely T House, stands with its unusual form. The vacation house is erected on a 260 square meter site, accommodating the owner’s big family when they are having a holiday near the beach.
“On which side do we stand as an architect? Do we want to be drowned in the captivity of capitalism?”
A reflective question was asked by Eko Prawoto during his presentation; rabu(n)senja, on June 27, 2018. In the advancement of the 21st century, architecture, as it
Located along the earth’s equatorial line, Indonesia is the largest tropical archipelago country in the world. The high level of rainfall and humidity along with year-round sunshine are some of the tropical climate characteristics in Indonesia. These conditions are the reason behind the warm air
In tropical countries, a garden filled with plants has become one feature in designing a house. VTN Architects and ICADA subtly collide a house and a garden, by designing Hoan House as a ‘hanging garden’ where nature coexists with architecture.
Hoan House—included in the architect’s series
When reading this book, you might be disappointed if you expected an architecture reference book that is complete with site plans, sections, and appealing perspective renderings. Because the bulk of this book, as its title suggests, consists of stories.
The author Anas Hidayat in the preamble
andramatin, the Jakarta-based firm headed by architect Andra Matin has been awarded one of the two Special Mentions by the jury of the 16th International Exhibition FREESPACE. This marks the first time that an Indonesian architect has been awarded in the Venice Architecture Biennale.
How does one create emptiness in an architectural installation to be served in a 300 square meter empty space? Paper
Indonesia is currently preparing to host the biggest sporting event in Asia: the 18th Asian Games, which will be held on August to September of 2018. The renovation work, which began the design period in early 2016 and ran the overall construction period into 2018,
Most of us would have seen photos of Yayoi Kusama’s artwork in our social media feeds by now—photos taken in mirrored rooms full of glowing orbs, people posing with gigantic misshapen pumpkins, pasting stickers in an all-white room increasingly covered in colourful dots. These striking
With a repertoire of around 50 published works including his most-known Buru Quartet, Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1925-2006) is one of Indonesia’s most prolific authors and thinkers. His meticulously-researched realist novels attempt to change the way Indonesian people see their own history. At his core, Pram—as
Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD) participated in the Superdesign Show of Milan Design Week 2018 under the theme "Java Blues". This theme aims to showcase works by Indonesian artists who aim to challenge perceptions in contemporary design by looking to past tradition as a
Located in an idyllic site of a golf course, Rumah Kampoeng boasts lush vista and natural surroundings. The house is designed with several separate masses to allow openings from within the rooms for the owners to be able to enjoy the surroundings.
The openness and arrangement
For the second time following the 2014 Architecture Biennale, Indonesia’s pavilion will once again grace the bustling Arsenale area of the Biennale. This time, the curatorial and design team for the pavilion consists of Ary Indra, David Hutama, Dimas Satria, Ardy Hartono, Johanes Adika, and
With an array of contextually sensitive yet profoundly original designs, Neri & Hu have long been a design firm that captured our interest. Their award-winning renovation of a lane house, “Rethinking the Split House”, was featured in ARCHINESIA Volume 7, and the firm’s approach of
Budiman Hendropurnomo of DCM Jakarta has designed various types of hotels since the 1990s, with many of them receiving design awards and regarded as commercially successful.
At Forum Arsitektur ARCHINESIA #41, Budiman Hendropurnomo will present DCM Jakarta's award-winning hotel repertoire and share his valuable experience on
Seminyak Design Week, held for the first time in 2018, will gather key players of the design industry: from the architect, interior designer, product designer, fashion designer, artists and many more. This is one event you wouldn’t want to miss.
Global cities around the world have
The Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 will take the theme of "Freespace", directed by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. This year's theme will focus on “the question of space, the quality of space, open and free space”. Read on to find
Arcasia Architecture Award 2018
The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture(AAA) is aimed at acknowledging exemplary work done by architects working in Asia. It encourages the sustenance of the Asia spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment and enhancement of the awareness of the role
World Architecture Festival, 28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam
The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live judging presentations from over 500
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have used the Manifesto FREESPACE, as a reference point for putting this Exhibition together. "We have found it to be a robust tool" they stated. "It has acted as a measure and a guide to finding cohesion within the diversity
Dee Studio is a collaborative office consisting of an architecture studio and e-commerce office. Renovated from an existing house, the architect tries to preserve some part of the house’s wall while adding a new axis of walls that juxtaposed the old walls.
The contrasting position of
Jelutong House is an extensive renovation project stitching together a newly built structure to existing main house. The new structure, aptly titled as The Annexe was built to accommadate the client's children and their growing family.
One of the main challenge faced was the sticthing of
A House that features two rectangular volumes stacked atop one another, forming the core of the residence. A sand-coloured wood panel façade lines the entrance foyer, separating the stone-lined driveway from the lap pool and outdoor deck just behind. Made from zircon wood, the façade
The house’s entrance is located on its side, with a direct access from the closed garage, and is hidden from the main road. Since it is not necessarily a fengshui-friendly nor it is welcoming to formal guests, an additional “main” entrance is then placed at front
This house is situated in a typical housing development with similar types of rooms and facades. The house occupies a 7x15 square-metre lot that coincides with neighboring houses. The homeowner wishes to add space in this house, and the architect's solution is to rotate the
Cover Story: Perfection in Architecture
Since the rise of industrialisation and mass distribution, there has gradually been a global advancement in the technical aspect of architecture. Building materials are produced in higher standards, incorporating latest technologies that promise precision in their application. Computer modelling has allowed
The editor in chief of ARCHINESIA Bookgazine, Imelda Akmal, interviewed Rem Koolhaas, the founder of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in his office in Rotterdam.
IMELDA AKMAL: You are working on projects in Asia, and now it has become more common for Western architects to