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MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT Delivering high-end and innovative development for a maximised revenue opportunities

Realrich Sjarief was a panelist in the event hosted by trueventus which titled “MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT Delivering high-end and innovative development for a maximised revenue opportunities”. he brought discussion about context in real practice in Indonesia together with Adjie Negara, and Bima Sarumpaet.

here is the brief explanation :

The city of Jakarta is gorged with construction plots and cranes operating 24-hour cycles in ensuring on-time delivery for a The city of Jakarta is gorged with construction plots and cranes operating 24-hour cycles in ensuring on-time delivery for a hungry and demanding property market. Jakarta is one of the fastest developing cities around the world and this trend is expected to continue as it sways its way in becoming a global and modern metropolis. The city government is determined to build an effective infrastructure and transport system to place it on an equal footing with other large regional and international urban centers.

Property investors are now facing high demand for high-tech operating Mixed-Use that will adhere effectively to the cities infrastructure. Local developers, architects and contractors are in the verge of identifying the types of properties that fit into the Mixed-Use genre. Mixed-Use properties are now known as the golden egg in a developer’s portfolio. Since 2012, prices of properties have significantly increased in Jakarta, by 20 to 30 per cent with an average occupancy rate above 90% for both residential and commercial sectors.

Growing demand for real estate in Indonesia amidst strong economic performance and global investor interest, this conference will be the ideal one-stop platform for developers. Join Trueventus at Mixed-Use Development Jakarta 2014 and dive deep into the process of mastering Mixed-Use projects and ensuring successful delivery that will last for decades thus becoming an icon of a city.

This unique conference will bring delegates the benefits of:
• Analysing the impact on the public space done by successful Mixed-Use complex
• Building long-term beneficial partnerships and strategic alliances in Mixed-Use projects
• Augmenting the value of the Mixed-Use development projects with effective management of cost and time
• Assessing latest building material technology for sustainable development and effective construction
• Learning best practices in Mixed-Use development projects • Venturing into Mixed-Use framework, development and design
concepts for on-going projects

The speakers are :
José Cláudio Silva Senior Associate Aedas
Simon Bee Executive Director Benoy, Hong Kong
Doddy A. Tjahjadi Managing Director PTI Architects, Indonesia
Sacha Schwarzkopf Associate Director, UD Studio Leader AECOM Asia, Indonesia
Mathieu Pitet CEO Interstar Investments, Hong Kong
Andreas Kartawinata President Director Retail Property Management, Indonesia
Jon Grant Director Chapman Taylor, Thailand
Todd Lauchlan Country Head Jones Lang LaSalle, Indonesia
Eddy Leks Managing Partner Leks & Co, Indonesia
Johannes Spies Director Townland International, Indonesia
Phil Kim Co-Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director Jerde Partnership, Hong Kong
David Cheadle Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield, Indonesia
Ishak Chandra Managing Director – Corporate Strategy & Services Sinar Mas Land, Indonesia
Rahayu Hoed Partner Makarim & Taira, Indonesia
Widijanto Managing Director PT AKR Land Development, Indonesia


Finding Essence


“Negeri – negeri asia lainnya jauh lebih maju daripada Indonesia pada masa – masa sebelum perang dunia ke II. India telah dimahkotai hadiah nobel karena cerpen – cerpen Tagore. Singapure dan Malaya, serta Vietnam (ingat saja pada Perre Do – Din), tapi di masa sebelum perang dunia II itu, Indonesia baru menyumbangkan Hikayat Kancil, surat – surat Kartini, dan karya Multatuli yang notabene adalah pengarang Belanda.” [1]

Lalu bagaimana mengenai arsitektur Indonesia, apakah kita lebih maju ? Apakah kita kehilangan pondasi dalam berinovasi, sibuk melihat masa lalu, tanpa menatap masa depan. Lalu, pertanyaannya apakah kita sedang berarsitektur ke arah yang lebih baik ? lalu apakah nilai – nilai yang berpusat pada kebenaran itu semakin kuat mengakar dalam budaya berarsitektur kita, empati yang mendalam akan alam dan manusianya. Ataukah, kita terbutakan dalam keegoisan diri sendiri, dalam arsitektur itu tercerminkan jati diri satu karya, apakah ia pongah, apakah ia jujur, apakah ia sederhana, ataukah ia hanya bergelimang dalam kebombastisan materialistis. Arsitektur perlu untuk menjadi pencerahan, jawaban akan nilai – nilai kebaikan, kepuasan akan hidup yang lebih baik, mengajarkan menjadi manusia yang lebih baik, yang tadinya sombong menjadi lebih rendah hati, yang tadinya tidak menghargai alam, menjadi menghargai alam, itulah hakikat hidup kita yang sebentar ini, apalagi dengan profesi sebagai arsitek.

[1] Kutipan dari tulisan Pramodeya Ananta Toer dalam “Yang Harus Dibabat dan Harus Dibangun”, yang tulisannya ditampilkan dalam the wisdom of Pramodya Ananta Toer,disadur oleh Tofik Pram pp 45





House for Ferdi and Joice-Weaving Brick

I met Ferdi and Joice, our client a year ago. They were couple with full of optimism, having ideal that their house will be compact, small and comfortable for them, 3 bedrooms mixed with small office for their small graphic design home atelier in 150 square meter piece of land [10 x 15 m] . That moment was the process of long architectural sketches.


The design for the house consisted of several layer introducing series of weaving brick technique to provide sense of privacy in the facade which face east. I discovered that ready or customized roster would be solution for the wall. But the question was, could it be even more efficient, or could we make another solution, which was unique, which was also honest, showing masonry expression. The stacking or manipulation techniques or even I called it weaving technique was tricky because it did need to be efficient in material making and construction which means that the material need to be ready and that would not be special customized. I thought that the material would be light weight brick, the reason was simple, First, because the module was the biggest module 20 x 60 compared to red brick, and second, because it was easy to manipulate because the character was brittle. The brick was cut into 3 pieces, so we can have another module of 20 x 20, then by stacking the brick, leaving 5 cm gab we get sense of privacy leaving air circulation. The simple solution was better than using customized roster or even ready roster in term of efficiency.










Realrich Sjarief on Home & Decor Indonesia