Monokroma was founded by Ari Widio Prihananto in January 2013. With his more than 20 years of experience in the field, he encourages young people to work collaboratively with a long-life learning spirit. Here with ‘learning’, as we believe that architecture belongs to you, we mean it to happen in two ways. We give our expertise through delivering education and our expertise in architecture, while at the same time are also eager to listen and learn as much as we can from you and all of our working partners.
Meet The Team
ARI WIDIO PRIHANANTO
A 1996 graduate of Architecture Department of Universitas Parahyangan,
Ari Widio nurtured his skill and knowledge through more than 80 buildings with Parama Loka Consultant, Genintra Consultindo, Graha Cipta Hadiprana and Nataneka Arsitek. To always keep up with the cutting edge technology and discourse and also to channel his urge to share with people, he has also been a part-time lecturer at Universitas Pelita Harapan since 2009.
Fernisia got her B. Arch from Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2012 and her MA Architectural History from the Bartlett, University College London in 2016. Other than practicing architecture in monokroma, she also teaches in Universitas Pelita Harapan.
Her interests in architecture lie on idea representation and storytelling, be it through drawing, comics, until theater.
Graduated from Universitas Komputer Indonesia, bandung in 2014, Ramadhani joined monokroma in 2015, before joined monokroma, he work in Studio 45 Cilaki, bandung and contractor in jakarta.
Keane received his B. Arch from Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2017 and immediately join Monokroma as a junior architect. He has a peculiar interest on the intricacy of space planning that drive architecture as an end product. Occasionally, on a dilemma to strive for well-curated 3D architectural visualization that juxtapose concept and photorealism within a limited working time span.
Abigail graduated from interior Design Department of Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2017. Before joining monokroma, she worked as a freelance interior designer. Currently she also runs a business in healthy food and beverages and helps assisting Pak Ari in his studio at UPH.
After getting her B.Arch in Universitas Diponegoro Semarang in 2019, she joins monokroma, the same architecture firm where she did her internship two years prior. She is interested in studying and translating her clients' story into the design. Every client, story, details and experience; Architecture is at heart with literature, the other words for her hobbies (writing, reading, travelling and photography)
What our alumni say
Magang kali ini sangat berdampak buat studi arsitek saya. Menurut saya moment yang pas untuk memulai magang. Sebagai anak semester 2, di titik mana saya belum tau apa apa, dan cukup tau dasarnya.
Sekarang saya merasa seperti siswa semester 3 dengan ilmu siswa semester 5, berasa seperti sudah lulus sekolah arsitek, dan dapat kesempatan sekolah lagi, ngulang lagi proyek proyek dengan level yang berbeda, niat yang lebih kuat, lebih terfokus pada tujuan akhir dan bisa lebih berhati hati pada point point yang perlu diperhatikan. One step ahead on the game.
Alasan magang, saya percaya mentor sangat penting sekali. Belajar dapat dipercepat secara eksponesial dengan adanya guru yang membimbing, dan mencerakhkan setiap langkah. Dan di monokroma saya mengenal guru guru yang luar biasa. Termasuk juga senior yang setiap hari bekerja bersama di kantor. Mereka yang memberikan saya jalan jalan pengetahuan baru, dan pintu kesempatan yang sangat besar. Priceless.
Sangat kagum dengan lingkungan belajar di monokroma. Senior dengan ringan hati menjelasakan istilah istilah yang sebenarnya saya ga tau semuanya dalam bahasa indonesia. Ikutan meeting dengan client, diajak ke lokasi proyek dll. Sungguh tidak terasa tembok yang membatasi relasi para senior dengan saya. Mereka memberikan banyak hal, yang padahal saat itu saya belum bisa balas dengan apa apa.
Terima kasih sebesar besarnya buat Monokroma Architect
- Ferdinand Aldi
gw ngerasa bener-bener menikmati waktu gw bekerja di monokroma, banyak yang hal yang seru dan jadi pelajaran yang berguna banget, gw inget dulu waktu baru dua minggu bekerja di monokroma, gw merasa banyak banget dapet ilmu tentang desain, berbeda dari kantor gw sebelum nya lebih menekankan pada pendekatan bisnis. Langsung ke hal-hal seru selama gw bekerja disini ya, ngopi pagi-sore ngopi, ketawa-ketiwi sama anak-anak monokroma lain, nonton bareng star wars dan indonesian idol, ada juga diskusi-diskusi plus debat-debat seru untuk menjawab tiap permasalahan selama proses mendesain sampai pembangunan, waktu gotong royong aka kroyokan saat ada deadline super mepet juga seru banget sampe mata sepet, plus main sama kucing-kucing kantor, ditambah joke-joke kebapakan sekaligus kekinian dr pak Ari Widio, pemikiran-pemikiran out of the box dari Anis. Buat yang akan bekerja di monokroma, tips dari gw perhatikan baik-baik pas pak Ari Widio menjelaskan desain nya, kalian akan terkaget-kaget, dan siapin pen dan kertas kosong untuk pak Ari, niscaya kalian akan lebih terkaget-kaget lagi hahaha pokoknya kantor satu ini ciyamik lah!!
- Doddy Aswarie
Selama magang dapet banyak bgt pengalaman dan pelajaran yang sama sekali ga didapet di kampus.. terus manfaatnya yg berasa bgt skrg sih, karena kemarin diajak terjun langsung ke client, dan lapangan, aku jd bener2 tau problem solving dilapangan tuh gmn krn kdg gasesuai sm plan awal tp ttp bisa ngagaskn, trs aku ngerasa bikin gambar kerja jd lebih mudah, gapusing jg kl ada revisi2 secara pegang cad terus kmrn kan dan aku sgt2 berterimakasi
- Rachma Pangesti
monokroma was the first architect consultant office I worked at. I started as an intern, but I am grateful I learnt more than an intern did. Instead of an office, this consultant had been a family for me and a suitable place to learn a lot about architecture practice. Even though now I'm working as a financial consultant, the things I've learned in Monokroma was enough to prepare me as a freelance architect.
- Stefhanie Christie
I miss it so damm much. The atmosphere was perfect; the vegetarian, the peewee, the nerd, the boss, the cats and guys, the place was so remindful. Such a remorse to part with monokroma. I thank you guys so much.
And for the newcomers, trust me, please stick longer and learn as much as you can from Pak Ari.
- Yoshua Setiawan
monokroma was the first architecture firm I’d worked for. Working as an architect as well as an administrator there, I found a genuinely different environment from the interior design and contractor company I’d worked in previously in Singapore. The difference lies in how the companies think. In my previous jobs, I had to work super fast, with no mistake, and on only easy-to-built designs -so that the revenue’d come faster. But in the architecture firm, design alternatives are important (by setting aside design Terms of Reference in one of the alternatives, we could even make the client adjust their budget). Other than that, I was taught to be more creative to explore not only looks but also textures of materials, to think about how to build it, and many more. Because of all these, I felt like I restarted everything all over again and I indeed learned a lot from this place.
You are the architect so you need to think as an architect, put your creativity in there and combine it with what client wants.
- Irene Setiawati
Oscar Randy Christandey
Tritya Pransa Dipankara
Hafiz (b. 1983, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) was trained as an architect at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and at the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. Hafiz's architectural work involved various fields of expetise. This include disaster response work for countries such as Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and more.
Hafiz also work on various large scale master planing project to medium scale architectural work to small scale installation pieces.
He worked for MERCY Malaysia, ZLG Design, Urbane Indonesia and also co-founded h.amirrol+w design office (previosly known as Rampakasli) in Indonesia prior to forming EXTRAURBAN Design in Malaysia.
Hafiz also write and edits for numerous publications, journals and art reviews, and has tauhgt at Institut Teknologi Bandung and Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia.
Alvar Mensana collaborates with monokroma in some competition projects. He was trained as an architect at Pratt Institute, New York , and Columbia University, New York. He had work experiences in Gehry Partners, Los Angeles, Michael Maltzan, New York, Mark Rakatansky Studio, New York, CDA International, Jakarta, and Reiser + Uemoto Architecture, New York. He is currently the chairman of Architecture Department in Universitas Pelita Harapan. He also owns an architecture and contractor company names Mensana dan Teman.
Jacky Thiodore graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan in 20011. He worked as a free lance architect and later as an architect at PT. Prada Tata Internasional (PTI). Prior to his Master of Urban Design at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), UK, in 2015/2016, Jacky was involved in monokroma's airport projects. Currently he works as a permanent lecturer at UPH.
Andreas Yanuar (Anex) involves in many of monokroma's competition projects. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan in 2011. He then worked for Kineruku and Formologix Lab. In 2013 he joined Department of Architecture in Universitas Pelita Harapan. Anex was an assistant curator for Tropically Revisited Exhibition at Frankfurt Germany. In 2015 he worked as the co-curator of Waktu adalah Ruang, an exhibition of Department of Architecture UPH at Kota Tua Jakarta with Fiorent Fernisia and Robin Hartanto. Now, he manages konteks.org, an online architecture publication.