Project 13 – Tresno

Located on the outskirts of Tangerang, Karawaci, one of the cities next to Jakarta, Tresno is the design of a simple tropical house in Jakarta. It’s simultaneously designed by the Geomancy principle creating 9 squares of the grid which forbids and allows some functions in the zoning such as the area of the north is for master bedroom and south for the kid’s bedroom. The squares consist of the 3.6 m x 3.6 grid in 9 square boxes with cantilevered space to allow pool, garden, and connection from ground floor to 1st floor flows from service level on the ground floor to living level on 1st floor and at the end to more private level on the 2nd-floor plan. The orientation of the sunlight is studied so the exposure is minimum from the west side facade by having a solid wall and minimum opening. the ground floor and 1st-floor functions to open to the garden. The landscape of “The Pucuk Merah trees” functions as barrier sunlight, and creating a microclimate in the periphery of the site providing microclimate.

At the center of the house, there is a skylight design based on the elaboration of the Tumpang Sari technique which was done in Guha. Basically it is a way to provide air stacking effect to cool the inside atrium space. The atrium connects bedrooms, kitchen, living room. Tumpang Sari is a form of traditional Architecture in Java, that the house is an act of prayer towards life for positive contribution, no pretension, life learning. In this case, the learning curve of understanding the basic needs of grids, modules, and atrium functions are key aspects.

The design uses craftsmen who polished the concrete from the previous projects such as The Guild project before with module 600 mm width x 1200 mm, length to avoid cracking between joints. The steel welder who comes from Subang, West Java combines the lightness of perforated metal and crafted to create a layer of shadow and privacy. The perforated steel is positioned as wall and floor plate in the indoor mezzanine level and outdoor balcony. An idea is a functional approach plus expression raw, rough, and honest material in combination with steel, concrete, and wood plus landscape and lighting and at the end in a combination of tradition.


Project 12 – Guha Bambu

The new project, named Guha Bambu is on the east side. This building stands in the lot of 7.5 x 26 m size consisted of new 3 levels Bamboo structure, 2 levels of the basement. The technique to build the structure is elaborated from the experimental school of the alfa omega project. The technique separates the steel plane truss structure as a roof and bamboo structure to hold the 3-floor plate under the steel structure roof.


Project 11 – Guha

Guha is a combination of new and renovation projects based on previously “The Guild” located in Taman Villa Meruya. The Project consists of Omah Library, Dental Clinic, residence, and Realrich Sjarief’s studio named Guha Bambu, The studio is Realrich Architecture Workshop (well known by name of RAW Architecture). The renovation section is consisted of adding sequences for adding elaborated programs for Omah Library such as more storage for bookshelves, bookstore, and gallery. The circulation is designed to separate the public and private which is solved by separating the access at the entrance. The new project, named Guha Bambu is on the east side. This building stands in the lot of 7.5 x 26 m size consisted of new 3 levels Bamboo structure, 2 levels of the basement. The technique to build the structure is elaborated from the experimental school of the Alfa Omega project. The technique separates the steel plane truss structure as a roof and bamboo structure to hold the 3-floor plate under the steel structure roof.

Construction of Guha is elaborated into 9 materials, to sum up, craftmanship experimentation in Realrich Architecture Workshop such as steel, wood, glass, metal, gypsum, bamboo, plastic, stone, and concrete. The layout is flexible, and open while some of the rooms are opened by a minimum of 2 doors allowing further scenarios while the program can be changed. The idea is basically addressing the tropical climate to open north-south and close the facade on the west side. The Facade is basically basic material, concrete, vertical louver by steel and bamboo. The program it self challenge the typical housing in Indonesia to be mixed with more micro business programs such as education, even coffee shop in the future by maintaining the privacy and opening itself to the public. The construction is done by generations of craftsmen from west java which integrate some traditional fish mouth joint in bamboo construction and more modern construction methods such as steel and construction.


Project 10 – National Gallery of Indonesia

Realrich Architecture Workshop is awarded the first place in a competition for the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta. Seeking to form a connection with the 2 heritage building, their proposal for a Gallery complex, entitled “Nature + Sky,” derives its form from the continuity from public and private spaces.

The heritage building, built during the Dutch-Indies government era, will be framed with a gallery with an expression of greeneries with museum underneath the landscape. The building frames the office tower as a background.

The lobby is located in the heritage building, making this building a hub for entrance and egress. A sky bridge connects the heritage building with the gallery building that frames it. The reception plaza is located at the western side of the Galeri Nasional Indonesia. An art plaza concept will be built along the east-west axis, and art stores will be located at the bridge where the axis the north-south and east-west met.

The project is divided into two components to demarcate public and private programming. First, In the lower level, gallery and retail space comprised of a permanent gallery, temporary gallery, art shops, a cafe, and meeting room are housed within a courtyard with a bridge to connect the heritage building and the new extension. Additional public interaction is encouraged through the inclusion of areas for hosting live workshops. Second, Above these functions, the private programming – consisting of operational office, library, and rooftop garden terraces is designed. The installation of these serves as an abstract nod to the region’s vernacular style of vertical wooden cladding.

In general, the building masses of the Galeri Nasional Indonesia complex respond to two main axes. The Monas axis and the Galeri Nasional heritage building which was connected to the Gambir train station. The Monas axis is realized through the construction of an underground tunnel. The front and rear side of the Galeri Nasional complex hold interconnected open plazas as a response to the Monas area (at the front) and the Ciliwung River (at the rear). The Galeri Nasional Indonesia depicts the simplicity of Indonesian architecture in harmony with nature where earth and sky merge.


Project 09 – Dancer House

Located in The Green Precinct, Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang, Dancer House (well known by Kampono House) sited on the corner of the complex facing west and south. Its total area is 319 sqm, and having land shaped round. The design use this existing situation to emphasize the land potential of scenery and continuous attributes by juxtapositioning axial line and curvature lines, both in the interior and exterior part. The concept is elaborated from the previous Realrich Architecture Workshop’s project such as the Wood Box project, the project is a new way of how intuition, iterations, and functions shape its form.

From outside, the house shows its extroverted while from inside, neatly put dwelling program kept family activities intact and still private. Land orientation influences the design process as an opportunity to maximize lighting reception and vistas. Double height window standing still an upfront side that facing Southwest, which shaded by 2 existing Albizia Chinensis trees. The design process changes in a flow/continuous manner into final shape following its ground and scenery, as to resemble a dancing house, which was inspired by Mrs. Adhisty’s profession as a dancer.

Entering the house, an open plan living room welcomed inhabitants and visitors. The ground floor ceiling is extended to maximize its spaciousness by a height of 4 meters. On top of the living room, the airflow mechanism consists of air stacking effect, -a lightwell, with a size of 180×180 cm and periphery opening as cross air circulation. The swimming pool is located on the second floor to guard user’s privacy, this position is achieved by raising the level of ground for about 2 m above, with land cut-and-fill method. Its positioned below curvature roof and having outmost scenery of the entire neighborhood.

The roof garden is placed at the rooftop to insulate the building from heat. This space also serves as a relaxing place for an immediate garden party. Below on the first floor, there is 3 bedroom beside central stair. Two-bedroom are designed in 18 sqm for children, adjoining to terrace from curvature component. The master bedroom has a bigger area of 30 sqm, with a walk-through closet for clothes and powder area, adjoining master study, and facing directly to the swimming pool.

Photography by Eric Dinardi

The dance floor is placed on the same floor between the master and kid’s rooms. This space also works as a second living room for the family. The service floor and the wet kitchen are located in the semi-basement floor, along with utilities as Genset and wáter pump.

The material used in the house consisted of local cream Tulungagung marble, solid Merbau wood, and steel pipe for handrailing. For handrailing, it is designed vertically placed each in 80 mm distance, put horizontally for kid’s safety. It used local ceramic for service floor and coated bare concrete for outdoor finishes.

Dancer House is one example of a project which exercises the modification of form and program with open plan circulation, in the tropical climate of Bumi Serpong Damai Tangerang, Indonesia.


Project 08 – Alfa Omega

Alpha Omega school is an educational building with the spirit of locality. Located on Tangerang city, it sat on 11700 sqm area with the prior condition of the swamp and paddy field. The design responded to this unstable soil condition by raising structure to 2.1 m high above the ground. The site itself was chosen as part of the design scheme, —corresponding to its natural surroundings, in order to give children a sense of closeness to nature, thus invoking outdoor-learning experience.
(The building integrates 4 modular buildings, with an efficient access point in one central courtyard, due to limitation of local land zoning of what can be built and what can not be built.)

photography by Eric Dinardi

The solution to answer the brief of the project is to create an optimum collaboration, or bridge relationship in the economic and creative process of construction in two important levels of masonry steel and bamboo construction which can enrich the economic impact of the surrounding.
Steel structure, not only for its ability to hold structural load effectively but is also chosen for its construction speed and vigorous durability. The whole building based on this framework, from foundation to roof component. Steel in its variation from thickness to treatments, opening chances in versatile details of the design. While bamboo, on the other hand, is a flexible matter that requires little maintenance in long-range which always available in that area. This availability also related to brick and concretes in that area. The structure is combined with bamboo for the roof to create a parabolic shape which enhances the character of Nipah which can be tilted or bent while keeping the cost constraint on budget. The brick is stacked in solid void pattern to allow cross air circulation in the facade. Meanwhile the polished bare concrete is used as floor finishes as its durability for a daily school activity.

Another target of the project is to create a collaborative bonding within people and its buildings. Initiating a healthy social cycle with local involvement has proven to unlocked the collective creative process of the construction. This achieved by hiring diverse local craftsmen, rather than employing prime developers. This project completed by local stone masonry, to steel welder from the Salembaran area, and bamboo craftsmen from the Sumedang area. Each has its originality, without losing its ubiquitous understanding of school design.

The local craftsmanship is the answer of 3 problem, which is: 1. Optimum resource, 2. Time constraint, 3. Manpower. The material resources can be found within 5 km from the site to accelerate development while reducing the carbon footprint at the same time.

In 4 months range, the craftsman is categorized into two types:

(1) Light structure, which is concentrated on the roof. Constructed by a triangular light steel frame per 600 mm, man-powered by 40 Sumedang craftsman. Its low-cost material had reduced 30 % initial budget, using bamboo and Nipah entirely.

(2) The heavy structure is built for modular classrooms by Salembaran craftsman constructing masonry and steel framework. By the first 2 months, light structure craftsmen had constructed dock, followed by roof and ceiling details. In followed 4 months they joined in heavy structure part. The school is built in 4 months’ time.

atap sekolah alfa omega di Telok Naga, model pertama menggunakan struktur bambu. Model kedua menggunakan struktur besi. Kedua model tersebut menggunakan curva parabloid untuk konstruksi bubungan atap.

The school designed as a passive cooling building, which relied heavily on natural cross air ventilation in its construction. The open-high ceiling designed as an airing pathway, followed by porous solid-void brick on each side of the classroom’s wall. This way, interior airflow is circulated optimally without the necessity to use the air conditioner. For heat problem, the structure on top of the corridor is cantilevered by 2000 mm to create natural sunshade while providing protection from heavy rainfall. Nipah’s roof, brick’s solid void facade, bamboo’s ceiling, and concrete’s floor finishes provide low thermal conductivity materials that allow the building to cool down in an average whole year, interior temperature to 27-celsius degree. it the opening in the building designed for 100 percent daylight until afternoon, and 100 percent LED in the night time.


Project 07 – The Guild

Located at the corner of the Street at Villa Meruya residential precinct, The guild shows its introvert side with the solid and high border wall, the solid fence without a gap to peek. As if to withdraw from the noisy Jakarta city and build its own sanctuary, the guild is solid from the outside but open on the inside. The Building consists of one residence, living room, studio a place to work for Realrich Architecture Workshop, Omah Library, one open courtyard, and a kitchen. The entrance is introduced by concrete, steel, glass, and polycarbonate sheet. The access from public and private is separated by an open-air corridor. The access to the House and the Studio are separated by 2 x 2 m foyer.

photography by Eric Dinardi

The bedroom is located on the 1st floor while the other program is located on the ground floor. The circulation is interlocked to give easy access for the owner to access the studio below. Living room and also the dining room with a total area of 35 sqm located on the ground floor, while the more private family rooms are located on the first floor and limited by the void of stairs to separate family area and the studio.

Hot west-east tropical sunlight is blocked by placing a solid wall and bathroom while the facade is open to the north-south orientation. Several pyramids shaped form is also introduced to allow sunlight coming to the middle of the building and allowing fresh air circulation through the small gaps in between glass and concrete. The building system uses an automatic watering system that applies zero greywater runoff and zero stormwater runoff. It means the whole water is collected to the retention basin with 8 m3 capacity and 2.75 x 3 m of catchment basin with 1,5 m of depth that also contributes the catchment to the neighbor.

photography by Eric Dinardi

The studio consists of 6 x 6 m square shapes, a small void. The small void has a tapered skylight made of concrete with several small gaps to provide light and air circulation. The library named Omah which is open at the weekend has a size of 3,4 x 12,3 m. It is sunken at perimeter area, half below the height of 0:00 meters considering public access and the needs that require a condition to keep books from the sun and constant temperature with the minimum possible to use the air conditioner. At the heart of the house is a courtyard with a fish pond with a background of the 3.5 m radius circle window with 3.50 m looking through the family room. The Guild is one example of a project which exercises the modification of form and program with interlocked circulation in the tropical climate of Jakarta, Indonesia.


Project 06 – Wood Box

Located in Puri Indah, West Jakarta region, the tropical open house creates intimate space from entrance through void in the garden, in living room, library, and the roof top garden.

“I want a house. A house to retreat, to relax with my family,” explains homeowner Mr. Wirawan to Realrich Sjarief. Situated in the increasingly crowded West Jakarta area, the 500 sqm house occupies a 450 sqm plot of land. Reflected by the owner’s name, Wirawan House forest wood, Size-wise it is inconspicuous, but its exposed brassed wood facade gives it a humble look. The concept is elaborated from Bare Minimalist, Akanaka, and Istakagrha to provide tropical open houses.

The architecture of Tropical Open House separated the service on the ground floor, lifted the building floats with living room, and master bedroom on the first floor and bedroom for three children on the second floor. The composition is designed by designing multiple small landscapes based on the view from each intimate space, this way the heat is reduced by facing the opening to the north-south side while opening the skylight and the window to let air and light in. The house has one receiving area then no more separation wall on the first floor which is the living room. In the living room, the kitchen also takes some importance its final layout is the result of a few adjustments based on the owner’s domestic habits. The only enclosed space in the second level is Wirawan’s study, which doubles as a library and his space to remember memory for his family. A simple foyer and a light well integrated with stair, and artwork is placed after the receiving area. The second story houses private spaces. At the end of the corridor is 2 bedrooms of his daughter’s equipped with a suite bathroom and a walk-in closet. An outdoor feel showering area is attached to the bathroom, while the surface connecting its indoor and outdoor area is made of clear glass. The material used in this building is chosen based on the best craftsmanship available in Jakarta.

5 types of local Wood was picked based on each unique character. First is, dried pine wood 180 mm x 30 mm x 3000 mm, for the facade, and 85 mm x 10 mm x 3000 mm for the ceiling. Pinewood was chosen because of the durability and lightness. Second, reused Ironwood which is the most durable material used for the Phinisi boat, combined with Bengkirai wood which is more economical for the less walkable space is used for indoor-outdoor decking because of the texture, durability, and economic. Teakwood is used for main area bedroom, library, and foyer area, and Merbau wood 300mm x 480 mm x 2800 mm combined in the single door is used for door because of its tolerance on expansion, the most available material in Jakarta.

An additional bedroom, bathroom, and a multi-function room linked by a corridor leading to an open space beside the void leading to the stairwell and staircase, a pretty bow to knot the horizontal and vertical circulations together. The project installed stormwater harvesting and reuses it in water landscaping. While stormwater harvesting is increasingly common in some countries, it is still a rare, exceptional facility in Indonesia, one that this project was determined to have in this home. The attention of the play of light and shadow, created through a combination of materials and artificial and natural light is fundamental to the design of the house and evokes the quietude of such a retreat house which stated by its architecture.


Project 05 – Parabolic Plywood

Located in Alam Sutera, Tangerang, as it completed in 2016, Puncak Keemasan Group Office occupies 2.450 sqm of built area. The building is intended as an office for several companies, which is a noticeable challenge in programming schemes. As part of a given solution, the design proposes a permeable transition to create unifying ambiance with the structural parabolic shape made by plywood while maintaining separation inside each chamber. The material used as the main language is plywood that covered almost all interior offices. The result is a jungle-like hall that connects every room with a tree bookshelf and library as its main hub.

 The primary concern of the design is to restrain any unnecessary cost while maintaining a sense of playfulness and creativity. The scheme is elaborated from Omah Library Summer pavilion modular concept.

Form of design was expressed in two main sequences. The first sequence is to convey the flow by continuous circle form of tree structured bookshelves along the path of the office. The Second sequence is the type of flow expressed through plywood ceiling placement, which creating sense of wave, thus also resulted in dynamic interior lighting. Another use of plywood is manifested in giant curvature bookshelf that also works as room partition. This bookshelf formed double curvature for a reason. The curve reversed each other vertically, like a section of double helix. This way, it has stable load point in the middle of double arch as self-supporting barrier.

The design also aims for material efficiency. By using 600 x 600 waffle module of bare plywood to cover the ceiling, gave results to its cost efficiency up to 50% to compare with a normal cost. Not only as a transitional element, but plywood also became the main form for its ceiling structure. Giant waffle is also functioned for mantling cables and pipes by the least usage of material.

The entire interior element is consistent with the same porous detail; from square module bookshelf to various high for the ceiling, while some part of supporting areas is using modular rectangle layout form. The detail is enhanced by low hanging Edison lamp along with the office, and synthetic grass carpet to heighten the jungle mood.


Project 04 – Sumarah

Sumarah is inspired by an Indonesian form of meditation centered on the philosophy of life. Sumarah is defined as a “total surrender,” allowing the partial ego to give way to the universal self.The practice is based on developing sensitivity and acceptance through deep relaxation of body, feelings and mind. Its aim is to create inside ourself the inner space and the silence necessary for the true self to manifest and to speak to us said the architects. Realrich Sjarief explained that a total surrender to life allows one to see the real beauty in the world. They added that this cycle between mind and soul is a continuous loop, which was the inspiration behind their plan for the structure.

Created with polycarbonate, the project is connected with steel elbow and screw bolt. By creating space within space, the architects have, in essence, created life within life by filling each box with plants or fish. Looking at the elevation of the structure resonates with the Indonesian mountains that possess sacred meanings of human achievement. Moreover, the box-like composition was influenced by the stacking system in Indonesian temples. Ancient temples, like Borobudur and Prambanan, were formed by stacking many blocks of stone. The best part of the structure is translucency and transparency. people can see through the boxes and into other forms of its life systems.


Project 03 – Istakagrha

Located in Taman Meruya Ilir, West Jakarta region, Istakagrha meaning brick house, Situated in the increasingly crowded West Jakarta area, the 150 sqm house occupies a 150 sqm plot of land, 10m x 15m. Istakagrha is reflected by its name, brick House, it is a small and compact house with a orange painted color on the light weight brick, black colour , and rough concrete texture finishes.The expression creates humble and distinctive look.

“We have a dream to have a house which like a villa in Bali. A house more than a functional but a place to live and grow with feel of nature, we really love staying in tranquil house” explains homeowner Mr. Ferdian Septiono and Ms. Joice Verawati to Realrich Sjarief. The couple are graphic designer who are willing to have a compact Ecological house which is resortlike.

The architecture of Istakagrha separated inside and outside with the landscape of a barrier wall made by light weight brick. The combination is stacked with pattern of solid void, which provide sense of privacy and security, meanwhile allowing sunlight and air circulation to flow inside the living room. The Ecological Approach of this house elaborated from Realrich Architecture Workshop’s project such as Bare Minimalist project and the privacy design elaborated by Bris Soleil (sun breaker) elaborated from akanaka.

The house faces east side allowing morning sunlight come to the space at 9 am. The stair is placed at the west side, the west side is walled with brick to provide thermal insulation. The air ventilator is placed at the west side of the house above the stair from ground to 1st floor providing fresh air circulation through air stacking effect. The house has one open air receiving area as anteroom then no more separation wall between living, dining, and cooking which In the living room, the kitchen also takes some importance its final layout is the result of few adjustments based on the owner’s domestic habits. The only enclosed space in the second storey is guest room, which doubles as a working space and guest bed room. A simple foyer and a light well integrated with stair, and art work is placed after the receiving area at the west side of the building. The second story houses private spaces. At the end of the corridor is 1 bedroom with shared bathroom and a walk-in closet. An simple and functional feel showering area is attached to the bathroom. The material used in this building is choosed based on the best craftmenship available in Jakarta, concrete structure is used because of the cost efficiency, engineered wood is used because of the look and lightness, metal frame for facade and sunshading are used because of durability.

3 types of brick was used based on each character. First, is light weight brick, 200 x 600 x 100 mm, for the facade. Light weight brick was chosed because of the lightness, precision and can be easily molded and constructed as facade/ Second, orange brick which is most common material used in Jakarta, The third one is the ceramic brick 50 mm x 150 mm x 10 mm which is used for covering the stair wall as insulation and interior surface. An additional bedroom, bathroom and a stair way to the attic on the 1st floor is linked by a corridor leading to an open space beside the void leading to the stairwell and stair case through compact space. Istakagrha showed an example of small house in Jakarta with small plot of land with sustainable design approach and keeping privacy from out side to inside through simple form which is stacking brick.


Project 02 – Akanaka

“I want a residence where is comfortable, natural, and energy efficient,” said Mr. Yuwono to Realrich Sjarief when he stated the brief of Akanaka. Akanaka is located on 800 sqm lands, consists 19 serviced bedrooms, in 2 levels building with an open-air corridor. It is in Kemang, South Jakarta, a precinct where is well known as the art district.

From the facade, Akanaka’s 4.5 meters cantilevered canopy blocks the east-west sun while giving a tropical device for heavy rainfall. The ecological approach for the building elaborated from the principle in Bare Minimalist house (the project that is been done before by Realrich Architecture Workshop as project 01). The orangish terracotta facade module 300 mm x 300 mm made by craftsmen at Pamulang gives a private, solid void, an expression which is functional and beauty. The balustrade is made from steel painted with brownish colour with gaps to allow cross air ventilation coming inside the building. The floor is concrete, one at the outdoor is grass block and the one inside the building is 1200 mm x 1200 mm cast concrete with glass grout.

The linear and communal courtyards are introduced at the centre of the building as a communal space, sculpture garden providing air stacking effect, and natural sunlight coming to the communal space. The size of the rooms varies from 16 sqm, 24 sqm, to 35 sqm which each of the room provide cross air circulations, functional interior design, and dual aspect window providing sunlight to the room.

Inside the building, there is much feeling of wood and concrete. The teak wood was engineered by cut into 3mm thin slices, glued on top of plywood to increase lightness, cost, and availability of teakwood. The engineered teak wood panel in module 200 x 1200 mm is hung by stainless steel pin, this construction technique allows the system to be prefabricated, dismantled, maintained whenever it is necessary. Akanaka is one of the examples of how the passive design executed in simple method opening side for air and sunlight to the building.

Bahasa :

Rumah kos Akanaka menempati lahan seluas 800 meter persegi, terdiri dari 18 kamar sewa di dalam bangunan dua lantai dengan koridor yang terbuka. Perancangan rumah kos akanaka memperhatikan 3 hal, pertama bangunan ini dibangun di atas struktur bangunan lama, kedua adaptasi terhadap arah hadap bangunan ke arah barat, ketiga memaksimalkan sirkulasi udara alami dan cahaya matahari yang masuk ke dalam bangunan, sehingga bangunan kos-kosan ini menjadi hunian yang sehat dan nyaman.

Pada bagian muka bangunan, atap kantilever sepanjang 4,5 meter dan dinding terakota buatan pengrajin lokal menghalau cahaya matahari langsung dari sisi barat bangunan, memberikan ekspresi soid void dari sisi muka bangunan, menjaga privasi penghuni dan memberikan celah udara masuk ke dalam bangunan.

Ruang terbuka yang melingkar dan linear diletakan di tengah bangunan sebagai ruang komunal, taman untuk meletakan sculpture, memberikan celah air stacking effect, dan memaksimalkan cahaya alami yang masuk ke dalam bangunan. Ukuran ruang kamar kos memiliki 3 variasi, dari 16 meter persegi, 24 meter persegi, hingga 35 meter persegi, dimana tiap kamar memiliki sistem sirkulasi silang, desain interior yang fungsional, dan jendela di dua sisi untuk cahaya alami.

Koridor di dalam Bangunan ini menggunakan sistem air stacking effect dan cross-ventilation yang membuat ruang-ruang di dalamnya tidak memerlukan pengkondisian udara buatan.
Di dalam bangunan, material yang ada didominasi oleh beton dan kayu. Kayu jati dipotong setebal 3mm dan ditempel pada bagian atas plywood untuk mengurangi beban, biaya, dan penggunaan kayu jati. Panel kayu jati dimodulasi dengan ukuran 200×1200 dan digantung dengan menggunakan pin stainless stel, teknik konstruksi ini memungkinkan sistem untuk fabrikasi, sehinga bisa dibongkar pasang untuk perawatan apabila dibutuhkan.

Rumah kos akanaka merupakan satu contoh bagaimana passive design dieksekusi dengan metode yang sederhana mulai dari menyediakan bukaan yang maksimal untuk cahaya dan udara ke dalam bangunan.
Sistem railing menggunakan sistem knockdown dengan kulit kayu yang dilapis di atas triplek 18mm yang di konstruksi dengan pin stainless steel yang menciptakan kesan melayang dan ringan. #rumahkosakanaka

Presentasi Realrich Sjarief untuk Nominasi IAI Jakarta Award 2015

Achievement :

  1. IAI Jakarta Award 2017 finalist
  2. Published in Archdaily http://www.archdaily.com/791281/akanaka-raw-architecture,
  3. IDEA Indonesia August 2017
  4. Archinesia vol 4.
  5. Home & Decor.
  6. Griya Asri Vol. 14 No. 07 July 2013

Project Credentials :

Architects : Realrich Architecture Workshop, Principal Architect | Architect in Charge : Realrich Sjarief, Tim Desain : Suryanaga Tantora, Maria Vania, Mukhammad Ilham., Lokasi : Jl. Kemang Timur Raya no. 2 Jakarta Selatan, Konsultan Struktur : Cipta Sukses | Anwar Susanto, Konsultan MEP : Karim Listrik, Kontraktor : Singgih Suryanto, Masa Konstruksi : 2012 – 2013, Luas Bangunan : 800 m2, Luas Area : 800 m2, Tinggi Bangunan : 2 tingkat


RAW Architecture Announced in Emerging Studio Longlist by Deezen Awards 2019

We are happy to partake along with another 116 firm worldwide. Realrich Architecture Workshop announced as part of studio longlist by Dezeen Awards 2019.

In the span of 8 years, RAW has handled more than 500 project with multiple scale and difficulties, consistently creates its own tectonic grammar as its body of works. RAW has been featured in numerous publications and attained several International and National Architecture design awards, passionately celebrates the Indonesian architecture and its true local material and craftsmanship, based on its context and culture. Through book distribution and discussion, RAW also actively contributes in architectural education as well to enrich our own pursuit in architecture mastery and for the sake of our next generation.

An art gallery built into a sand dune, a pastel-pink church hall and Europe’s first underwater restaurant are among 267 architecture projects that made the 2019 longlist for Dezeen Awards.

We attracted over 4,500 entries from 87 different countries for the second edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and design.

The longlist for the architecture categories features some of the most respected names in the industry, including Foster + Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, Studio Gang and Snøhetta.

It also features many smaller studios that are prolific in their home countries, such as Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Vietnam and the UK’s Peter Barber Architects.

Other highlights from the architecture longlist include a house on the Great Wall of China, a cyclone shelter in Bangladesh, a concrete pavilion with a 3D-knitted formwork and the UK’s first sustainable mosque.

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Alfa Omega School Announced in Architecture longlist by Deezen Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Alfa Omega School listed in architecture longlist by Dezeen Awards 2019 among 267 architecture projects from a total of 4.5000 entries.

Alfa Omega School is a story of local craftsmanship, challenge, and improvisation. The platform-based building originally designed to respond to the flooded swamp area where it sits. The design utilizes a combination of various local materials such as bamboo, brick, and Nipah leaves. It is completed within the limited resource and time (6 months), with the help of 2 groups of local craftsman. The roof construction uses a vernacular approach and influenced by west Javanese roof, as a gesture of local wisdom which also accelerates the period of building.
As the finished building seen from afar, Alfa Omega School became the center of harmony between its people, user, and nature. Alfa Omega School constructed with humanistic aspect in mind as a grassroots educational building.

An art gallery built into a sand dune, a pastel-pink church hall and Europe’s first underwater restaurant are among 267 architecture projects that made the 2019 longlist for Dezeen Awards.

We attracted over 4,500 entries from 87 different countries for the second edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and design.

See full story here.