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JJ House / Ivan Priatman Architecture

© Chendra Cahyadi Courtesy of Ivan Priatman Courtesy of Ivan Priatman © Chendra Cahyadi + 51

Surabaya, Indonesia

‘HHH’ House / Simple Projects Architecture

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan + 79

Surabaya, Indonesia

House as Tree of Life / Andyrahman Architect

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan + 23

Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects: Andyrahman Architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Unpacking Paul Rudolph’s Overlooked Architectural Feats in Southeast Asia

Intiland Tower. Image © Darren Soh
Intiland Tower. Image © Darren Soh

To speak of Paul Rudolph’s illustrious career is to trace a grand arc stretching from the 1940s to the 1990s. More often than not, the popular narrative begins with his student days at Harvard under the tutelage of Walter Gropius, touches upon his earliest, much-loved Florida beach houses, circles around his eventual break from the rigidity of both the Sarasota School and the International Style, and finally races towards the apex: his chairmanship of the Yale School of Architecture, and the concurrent shift to a Brutalist architectural style characterized by monumental forms, rugged concrete, and interwoven, multilevelled spaces awash with a remarkable interplay of light. Then comes the fall from grace: the beloved Yale Art and Architecture Building went up in flames just as the architecture profession began to question modernist ideals, and eventually Postmodernism was ushered in. Flickering, sputtering, Rudolph's grand narrative arc lurched towards Southeast Asia, bearing away the “martyred saint.” Save for several scattered commissions in the United States, Rudolph spent the last two decades of his life building abroad, mostly across Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore, until his death in 1997.

But of course, time and again, historians have sought to challenge the myth of the failed architect by rereading his understudied work from the late years. Adding to this growing corpus of fresh research and alternate perspectives is architectural photographer Darren Soh’s ongoing project documenting—so far—three of Rudolph’s major works in Southeast Asia: The Colonnade (1986) and The Concourse (1994) in Singapore, and the Intiland Tower (1997) in Surabaya, Indonesia.

The Concourse. Image © Darren Soh The Concourse. Image © Darren Soh The Colonnade. Image © Darren Soh Intiland Tower. Image © Darren Soh + 60

‘S’ HOUSE / Simple Projects Architecture

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan + 51

Surabaya, Indonesia

Bioclimatic and Biophilic Boarding House / Andyrahman Architect

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan + 23

Surabaya, Indonesia

IPCW Residence / Ivan Priatman Architecture

Courtesy of Ivan Priatman Architecture Courtesy of Ivan Priatman Architecture Courtesy of Ivan Priatman Architecture Courtesy of Ivan Priatman Architecture + 29

Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects: Ivan Priatman Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  410
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Bamboom: Elora Hardy's TED Talk on Bamboo's Exploding Popularity

Perhaps the most surprising thing about bamboo - besides being an entirely natural, sustainable material with the tensile strength of steel that can grow up to 900 millimeters (3 feet) in just 24 hours - is that it's not more widely recognized as a fantastic construction material. Like many traditional building materials, bamboo no longer has the architectural currency that it once did across Asia and the pacific, but the efforts of Elora Hardy may help put it back into the vernacular. Heading up Ibuku, a design firm that uses bamboo almost exclusively, Hardy's recent TED Talk is an excellent run through of bamboo's graces and virtues in construction, showing off sinuous private homes and handbuilt school buildings.

Karawitz's open shell of bamboo. Image Courtesy of Karawitz Architects The Green School in Bali. Image Courtesy of PT Bambu One of Elora Hardy's bamboo bridges. Image Courtesy of PT Bambu The Green School in Bali. Image Courtesy of PT Bambu + 9

Semi-finished House In Surabaya / noMADen studio

© Muhammad Chotob Wibowo & MADcahyo © Muhammad Chotob Wibowo & MADcahyo © Muhammad Chotob Wibowo & MADcahyo © Muhammad Chotob Wibowo & MADcahyo + 42

Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects: noMADen studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  280
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Vertical Barcode House / Gayuh Dudi Utomo

© Sonny Sandjaya © Sonny Sandjaya © Sonny Sandjaya © Sonny Sandjaya + 12

Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects: gayuh budi utomo ST
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Ira Residence / Andy Rahman

©  Indiga Ikhlasani ©  Indiga Ikhlasani ©  Indiga Ikhlasani ©  Indiga Ikhlasani + 13

Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects: Andy Rahman Architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

Erha Clinic Surabaya / HMP Architects

© Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya + 15

Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Architects: HMP Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2855
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010