Krowak-ism of Studio SA_e’s Rumah Gerbong is Awarded at WAF 2018 – ARCHINESIA
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Krowak-ism of Studio SA_e’s Rumah Gerbong is Awarded at WAF 2018

Krowak-ism of Studio SA_e’s Rumah Gerbong is Awarded at WAF 2018

Rumah Gerbong, designed by an Indonesian architecture firm, Studio SA_e, is announced as Highly Commended project in House Category of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2018. With an approach of krowak-ism (krowak in Javanese means cavity), Rumah Gerbong is a response to the tropical climate and rapid urban development in Indonesia. Initially a single-massed house in 2000, this house has grown through four phases in 2017 into a two-facade building with two entrance from each side. The three-story house is divided into 3 compartments with living, business, and social area to fulfill the family needs: the husband with his growing architecture firm, the wife and her home-boutique, and their young child who needs to be close with her family. Apart from its programming function, the krowak in this house also accommodates natural light, air supply, and spaces for greeneries.

This is a notable recognition for Studio SA_e from one of the biggest annual architecture events, WAF 2018. WAF is an integrative event (presentations, panels, critiques, and talks) held to invite architects around the world to submit and present their works in front of notable board of juries. Excellent projects are selected to be awarded within variety of categories as completed buildings or future projects. Below is the WAF Winners announced on the first day:

Completed Buildings

Civic and Community Buildings

Winner: Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI with McGregor Coxall, Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, Australia



Winner: The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett, Stanthorpe, Australia



Winner: Hammershus Visitor Center by Arkitema Architects and Professor Christoffer Harlang, Allinge, Denmark



Winner: A house in a garden by David Leech Architects, 81 Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, Ireland


New & Old

Winner: Zeitz MOCCA by Heatherwick Studio, Cape Town, South Africa



Winner: C&P Corporate Headquarters by INNOCAD Architecture, Graz, Austria


Production, Energy & Recycling

Winner: Länsisalmi Power Station by Parviainen Architects Vantaa, Finland


Small Scale Housing – Supported by Grohe

Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Weston Street, London, United Kingdom



Winner: Gymnasium, Blaise Pascal High School by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes, Abidjan, Ivory Coast


Future Projects

Civic Future Projects

Winner: The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetican by BAAD Studio, Bacolor, Philippines


Competition Entries Future Projects

Winner: Sadra Civic Center by Nextoffice, Sadra, Iran


Experimental Future Projects

Winner: Imago by KANVA, Montreal, Canada


Health Future Projects

Winner: The Alder Center by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Infrastructure Future Projects

Winner: Thiruvalluvar by Monk Mackenzie + Novare, Kanyakumari, India


Leisure Led Future Projects

Winner: Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Le Brassus, Switzerland


Office Future Projects – Supported by Forbo

Winner: International Olympic Committee HQ by Olympic House, Lausanne, Switzerland

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