Architects: Atelier TT
Location: Jalan Bintaro, Pondok Aren, South Tangerang City, Banten, Indonesia
Architect In Charge: Jan Steven Tjandra, Lisa Teo, Arddy Berylian, Dennis Liandy, Duhita Anindya Hanifati, Grace Vania
Site Area: 3500m2
Area: 2900.0 sqm
Photographs: Martin Westlake, Dennis Liandy
At its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, Indonesia offers a peek into the country’s past 100 years of architectural history in its pavilion: “Craftsmanship: Material Consciousness.” Moving images projected onto glass panels tell Indonesia’s story through the development of six materials, traced over time: wood, stone, brick, steel, concrete and bamboo. See images of the pavilion and enjoy a statement from the curators after the break.
Architects: Chrystalline Architect
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Architect In Charge: Chrystalline Artchitect
C+S Design Team: Risty Novritasari, Michelle Dharmawan, Febrian Adhitya,Suryo Adi, Agustina, Mutia Sari
Principal: Christophorus Jauhari
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Photographs: William Kalengkongan
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently broke ground on what will be Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building. Currently under construction in the heart of Jakarta, the Sequis Centre Tower is designed as a reinterpretation of the city’s typical glass tower. It will feature ample amounts of office space, along with restaurants, health facilities, retail space, and more.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has unveiled a 99-story tower planned for the Rasuna Epicentrum neighborhood in Jakarta. Designed as a “highly sustainable corporate headquarters” for the state-owned energy company, Pertamina, the “energy tower” aims to become a new landmark on the Indonesian capital’s skyline. Once complete in 2020, the large-scale project will feature a 2,000-seat performing arts auditorium and exhibition pavilion, public mosque, and central energy plant in addition to the office tower.
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has partnered up with the Indonesian Institute of Architect to appoint architects Avianti Armand and Setiadi Sopandi, along side architectural historian David Hutama, Arsitek Muda Indonesia (AMI) founder Achmad Tardiyana, and writer Robin Hartanto as the curator team in charge for the first ever Indonesian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
The team, selected through a nation-wide open competition, will curate a pavilion that will tell stories about Indonesian experience on building things during the last one hundred years. As the team described, “It is inevitable that our way of building things – nowadays – is pretty much (still) dominated by handy works, through the hands of our skilled and unskilled laborers as well as well-trained artisans. Some utilize intricate and sophisticated tools, but many are relying on the touch of the hands and fingers.“