Situated in the increasingly crowded gated community at West Jakarta, Indonesia, the 110 sqm design Realrich architecture Workshop first office “RAW architecture” occupies a 150 sqm in 375 sqm plot of land and built at the periphery and inside main house’s garage. Reflected by its well-known name, RAW architecture office, the finishes are bare and using natural material. Size-wise it is extremely efficient, and relatively small, but its dotted exposed plywood facade combined with exposed concrete, the black painted wall gives it a distinctive look yet privacy from outside the gated neighborhood.
The office is divided by 2 main structure located at the garden and the garage of the existing house. The first structure is meeting space made by plywood structure located outdoor The office has one meeting room dedicated to the OMAH library, which is made by plywood which housed all of the architecture books, OMAH is a community-based library and sometimes is used for hosting architecture talks and discussion. OMAH is made by plywood forming an arch as its geometry, This 2.4 m wide span arch pavilion is made entirely from prefabricated plywood. The fabricated system is designed to be built within 2 weeks accommodating efficiency, affordability, movability as a temporary structure. You can see OMAH’s program in here http://www.omah-library.com
the second structure is working space located at the garage of the main existing house. The office space is designed based on efficiency to create intimate feeling for designers working on intense architecture projects. The working space has no receiving area, no permanent wall. A simple foyer and a big opening with generous footwear storage- guests are to take off and store theirs there before entering-precede the lounging area. After the entrance, the separation between technical and designer also takes some importance its final layout is the result of few adjustments based on the designer and technical’s domestic habits. The only enclosed space in the first story is administration room study, which doubles as a office storage. The second story mezzanine area is more private spaces to store vast material library, and some drinks for chill out time.
Realrich Architecture Workshop has been arranging summer architecture fellowship program which invites 50 people per year in South East Asia to be trainee, learning skill of programming, designing space, and more is to understand the local craftsmanship available developed in the office.
The studio shows example of small home office in Jakarta tries to explore design in its space situated in very limited space in Jakarta.
Realrich Architecture Workshop is like a Roseto that believe on the workshop between the craftsmen and designer for having the best solution in the design, I want to create Roseto that is intimate, fun and breaking the boundary to create innovation as much as we can.” Realrich Sjarief