January 2021 - on going
Client : Synnex Metrodata
Location : APL Tower, CP
Number of Storey : 1
Scope of works : interior design
Status : under construction
Contractor : Ties DnB
As the best information and communication technology (ICT) products and solutions distribution company in Indonesia, Synnex Metrodata has an earnest vision to provide a safe and yet, high-functioning office space for this new normal.
The space will accommodate a trackable working and group discussion area, demo space, as well as service area such as pantry and storage.
Selamat Idul Fitri! Selamat merayakan dari rumah!
May 23, 2020
Tahun ini Lebaran kita rayakan bersama lewat layar. Semoga tidak mengurangi niatan minta maaf dan kelegaan memaafkan ya. Mohon maaf lahir batin, semoga segala amal bakti kita diterima
WoFH: Work out From Home
April 25, 2020
Staying healthy at home? Doma Studio, one of our clients, is providing virtual workout classes. Visit their instagram account for more info!
Ramadhan is on!
April 23, 2020
This year, most of us are feasting from home, whether we are doing it with our familiy, or alone. Bukber cannot be held as festive and loud as usual. But there are ways to connect. Find your local food chain, order it for your neighbors, family, and friends. Not only you can still do 'silahturahmi', you also support others' FnB businesses as well as deliveries. If you want to add your good karma, don't hesitate to tip :)
In the photo is the cookies my principal bought to help a local business and gave to me.
"To accompany you working from home," He said. -------I'm so touched T.T
#dirumahaja at Zen House
April 18, 2020
Bu Priscil, the owner of Zen House, gives her testimony aboubt our work. Physical distancing of course makes her stay at home longer than usual. Can the house perform well to accommocate the needs of the households?
"Bukan cuma WFH, tapi LFH (learn from home) alias sekolah dari rumah juga. Buat anak saya dia merasa enak juga ternyata ya “homeschooling” hahaha... Apalagi saya masih tetep bisa ngajar yoga secara online."
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AFH: Architecting From Home
March 17, 2020
For a business that runs along with technology for a dream of sustainable life, it is our job as architects to adapt to situations given at hand. Though working from home, we are giving our best service through online medium. In fact, not only that we see this way of communication as challenging -more than limiting-, we believe that this way of living will be a new normal.
There will be changes taking place everywhere. This gives us all the more need of open-mindedness and courage to rethink about the way we live.
In this opportunity, we encourage you to communicate your thoughts regarding this matter to us.
Together we can shape a better world during and after this pandemic!
Visiting Zen House
January 30, 2020
We payed out client a visit. Not only that this allowed our team to get to see what they'd designed, the moment enabled the client to evaluate our work as well. Thank you Bu Priscil, for having us!
A visit to Aboday Design
October 31, 2019
Don't get us wrong, we were not invited to join their costume party to celebrate Halloween. We came to present and discuss the issue on "Representing architectural representation". During the Q&A session they asked if we used this kind of representation during our daily work. We said, sometimes, we just need to find the right project and time to apply the method ;)
July 11, 2019
We are glad to support our team member, Fernisia, in her practice of making architecture for more people. This time we would like to extend the boundary, where architects do not only involve in the making of theater building that house the stage, theater props that are on the stage, but also the space in between; the space where the audience are involved in the stage.
Invited by Drupadi.ID in this project, we collaborated with Ardy Hartono, Trianzani Sulshi, and Maika Collective.
Doma Studio on progress
March 07, 2019
Owned by a strong-spirited young couples, this body and mind wellness studio must be finished as soon as possible despite the minimum budget. We have a dream and that is to be executed!
An Indonesian intern from Japan
March 10, 2019
Ferdinand Aldi, a third semester student from Mushashino University, has just finished his internship program. It was quite an interesting process when we collaborate on one project initiation; He used his hands a lot in designing, be it two and three dimensionally. At the end of the program he brought us two little succulents for the office :)
Villa Nangka: on going
April 17, 2019
After all the challenges, the villas are starting to grow. Rose is pregnant; these two sea-and-shark lovers are expecting it around this mid year. Anyone plan to visit Gili Air, don't forget to say hi to them!
Bogorienze is launched
February 05, 2019
On Indonesia Housing, 2019.
A visit from Evan Kriswandi
January 08, 2019
Taking a master in Urbanism, Evan is entering his third semester after this holiday. Visiting the office, he shared us a bit about his study and managed to come with us to take a look at our nearest project, the Zen House. See you very soon Evan!
Villa Nangka: The 2018 earthquake in Lombok
October 24, 2018
The earthquake last August brought us to travel to Gili Air for these two Dutch-German couple. Being the third owner of this villa complex, they had no idea that the buildings weren't properly built. Three of their villas were severely damaged. So along with some helps from Mendy Laoda and Stevanus Halim, we provide them a new design for the villas. On the picture: Andreas and Rose on the Master Villa with one of their boys playing guitar.
Architecture representation class
July 12, 2018
Since two of our members, Ari Widio and Fernisia, are lecturers at UPH Architecture, Monokroma has a strong relationship with the department. This Saturday one of the classes, Architecture Representation, visited us to do a field study. Below are a few of the resulting drawings the students came up with. They scrutinized the relationship between the building masses on the site (between Pak Ari's house and the office), and the tectonics of the architectural elements in the house.
Cijantung House for Biznet
June 04, 2018
Monica Maya and Defi Andri, our alumni, got interviewed by Biznet for their online TV show regarding the house they designed while they were still in our team in 2014, Rumah Cijantung. Happy and proud to work with and have them as our alumni.
Excursion to Architecture Studios
April 18, 2018
Do you know that architects learn from each other?
Monokroma believes that behind the scene, architects are colleagues; we share knowledge, not only to enrich each other's practice, but also to nurture our staffs/students, Indonesian future architects.
This April we are proud to take the opportunity to learn from Dua Studio and Studio Sae by visiting their studios. We use the excursion to not only learn about the working nature of these studio, but also their works too!
The more the merrier, the richer, the better!
Conley12 on progress
November 03, 2017
Collaborating with Ties Design & Build (https://www.instagram.com/tiesdesignandbuild/), we are renovating this house at Atlanta Cluster of Gading Serpong, Tangerang. The idea is to give connections to the small rooms formed by the level splitting of the original house design. Not only that we dug out some space at living room and the back garden, we also make more windows so as to broaden the space. IT's gonna be done by the end of this year! yeay!!
November 03, 2017
Leuwie Chair, named after our oldest female cat, is made out of 49 cnc-ed L-shaped pieces of 9mm plywood, assembled manually using two 10mm stirrup irons and nuts. The idea of choosing this shape is to plot as many pieces as possible in one sheet of plywood. The chair makes 1,2m bench for two people, and allows efficiency in its making process as well as visual beauty through the repetition of its pieces.
designed by: fernisia
3d-drawn by: mike jo
cnc-ed by: klokwerk studio
photographed by: evan kriswandi
Our Principal's birthday!
September 14, 2017
Thank you Pak Awo, for letting us learn from you, for this opportunity to get more mature in our career in a nice fun and enjoyable way. May this birthday brings you joy and even more patience to teach us. May your works be blessings to people around :)
Tugu Simpulima, another competition
August 16, 2017
We got the fourth place out of more than a hundred that were participating in this competition. Two roundtrips to Banjar were great too. On architecture competition our principal says, "I now can't deny that competitions are sometimes still about taking the judges' heart more than a way to get the best architecture idea. Maybe that's a reality we have to face."
Monokroma's Student and Alumni: BukBer
June 20, 2017
Part of our tradition, Buka Bersama is our way to celebrate diversity and our great team work. We are all of different gender, ethnicity, and religion. But architecture is for human; We collaborate to live together. Thanks to all students, alumni, and interns that join us. Many couldn't come, but hope you share our happiness :)
June 05, 2017
From sketches, to the meeting with Ibu Veronica in October 2016, till the completion of the project. We are glad to participate in such a movement for the city. May you be blessed, Jakarta!
Year 1 Internship Program 2017#1
May 29, 2017
A dilemma is for us when monokroma decided to accept two year 1 students from UPH who asked for an internship opportunity at the studio. On the one hand, year 1 students of UPH have not yet exposed so much on building design projects; on the other hand, they are full of learning spirit, energy, and sincere initiatives. As a result, we decided to first teach them about space proportion and model making. The model is of a renovation house project we have at Conley, Atlanta Cluster of Gading Serpong, Tangerang. After almost two weeks of making, they finally have that smile of pride on their face :)
Good job, Brian and Jacky!
High School Internship Program
April 29, 2017
3 high school interns joined us on for 15 working days. Through drawing and model making they learned about the most fundamental thing needed to become an architect: a sense of space proportion and scale. Other than that they went to do a lemon grass hunting at the nearby plant stores for the office and visited OMAH-Library to get a sense on what else this practice needs, which are books. Hopefully this internship will be useful for your actual study at school! ;)
Studio Bali Excursion 2017
March 14, 2017
Our third excursion this time fell on 11-15 March 2017. We traveled to Bali to go back to nature and tradition, and to scrutinize how modernity coalesces with them.
The big 5 of Sayembara Toilet Pasar Nusantara!
March 22, 2017
Congrats to our team Endru, Andri, and Jesslyn!
"Ngayomi Histori" mengajak masyarakat untuk mengayomi / melindungi ragam budaya yang ada sehingga tidak terjadi 'penindasan' dalam proses perkembangannya. Masing - masing budaya memiliki ciri khas arsitekturnya sendiri; arsitektur Belanda bercirikan warna putih bersih dan berat pada bagian bawah, serta arsitektur Jawa dengan aksen dekorasi dan struktur kayu. Cita-cita ini dibawa melalui konsep arsitektur "Adaptive Modular" yang mempermudah perancangan jangka panjang ketika toilet ini akan dibangun di tempat lain bagi calon pengguna serta untuk jumlah kebutuhan ruang yang berbeda.
Bali Art and Cultural Center Competition
December 13, 2016
Winning the first runner up of Bali Art and Cultural Center competition. Such a great job team! WE managed to go through the big 15, the big 5, and now this!
Here's the link to the FB page of the competition to view the submitted boards: https://www.facebook.com/Sayembara-JH-1791238414453743/
#competition huge thanks to: @evankriswandi , Libratono, @andreas_anex , Blasius Endru, Gideon Sutanto, @ariwidio and the whole monokroma's team for the support!
The Potluck Party!
December 21, 2016
The special guests tonight are our colleagues, collaborators, and alumni! Psst...We just installed the garden light too!
POTLUCK: Merry New Year Happy Christmas!!!
December 14, 2016
2016 flies by so fast; there have been more clients, different projects, new architects, collaborators, etc. And despite the good and bad that have been going on here in Indonesia and worldwide, the end of the year must be as joyous as always, right? So, in order to remind us to be grateful even for the tiniest good in our life, we are holding this potluck with all of our team members.
Please come with food that are merry to share and see how much fun they can bring!
See you on Thursday, December 22 2016, at 7PM at monokroma!
We won the Bogor Resort Home design competition!
December 13, 2016
Two weeks ago we received the announcement that were winning this competition against an extremely experienced and renown architecture firm. Thanks to our solid team: Evan Kriswandi, Libratono, and Patricia Jesslyn for the dedication and hard work, we managed to base our design on the research to meet the clients' goal!
Please wait for the project review! We are now just starting the project :)
A collaborative work with Fundayism
December 13, 2016
Fundayism is a Bekasi-based skateboarding community. In this project Fundayism and monokroma collaborate to create a new typology of skate park components. The idea is to enable people to borrow the components so they can practice at home and to change play area anytime they want. Skateboarding is not yet a popular sport in Indonesia, if we compare it to badminton and football. However, the fact that we did win several international skateboarding competition in the past few years shows how much talent we have in this country. Monokroma in this project intends to be a part of this culture.
The new bomber Blasius Endru is joining!
December 04, 2016
After finishing his study in Universitas Gajah Mada, this young man of ours decides to come back and build Indonesia from his hometown, Tangerang. Location-wise and having the same vision of a school-based architecture office, he joined monokroma. Right now he is undergoing his internship. Let's wish us luck so that we can collaborate on more projects to come!
Lebaran 2018 feast
June 25, 2018
Idul Fitri is a wonderful moment for us. Consisting not only of muslims, our team celebrates this event together as the time to forgive and share to each other. Architecture is a human-based field. it is a tool to appreciate human life without differentiating their skin color, dialects, religion, etc. May this moment brings us all peace at heart :)
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