Co-Sharing Office
Sidoarjo, Indonesia

The architect based the design of his own office on the traditional Javanese joglo - a house where private space is equalled by a public space (pendopo) for community activities. The project transformed a standard three-main-room developer building, more than tripling its floor area to accommodate a reception room, workspace, communal room, prayer room, dining area and services. In contrast to surrounding mass-produced buildings, it preserves Indonesia’s 14-century-old heritage of brick architecture. Using locally produced red bricks structurally and ornamentally on walls, floors and ceilings has re-awakened craftsmanship and boosted interest in their manufacturer’s business. The office hosts various activities including discussion events with guests from across Asia, and student internship groups. Climate-responsive measures include use of wind and solar energy.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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Completed 2016
250 m²
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