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Interview with architect: Wijoyo Hendromartono
By architectjournal.org on March 1, 2012
After taking a break for a few months (and moving our home into a new domain), architectjournal team back again with newest interview in a new style,a fresher format, hope you like it!
Today we will make a brief interview with Wijoyo Hendromartono, a famous public figure, and also an environmentalist. Mr. Joy (the nickname) is already known as columnist in “Tabloid RUMAH” in design consultation section. He’s also an architect who has high concern about green architecture. We can see his act in “green” by devoting himself as one of the founders of GBC Indonesia (GBC: Green Building Council). Here is our talk:
A: Good morning,Mr.Joy. What is your opinion about architecture/interior trend in Indonesia nowadays?
W: Architecture and interior design trend in Indonesia improve very good, some of our young architects/designers already have their ability to make a nice concept in designing a building. Although there are -still- many clients underestimate these youngsters, but we should thumb-ups some their works.
A: Mr. Joy, what’s your most favorite architecture project in Indonesia (not the project you doing by yourself)?
W: Ridwan Kamil’s projects
A: What do you think about the hottest trending issue happen in Indonesia (in relation with architecture world) nowadays?
W: The hottest trending architecture issue nowadays is everything goes and follow to green architecture. Although there are some misunderstanding in perception of “green” architecture itself. Green is not only related with technology, but as it can also adaptate the local wisdom into their design.
A: Where is your most favorite architecture place? Tell us the reason a little bit
W: Melbourne and Tokyo, there are a lot of old and historical buildings there which were surrounding by the modern ones. Every piece of them can be blend in harmony.
*good to hear that from you Sir, as we also have a plan to visit Tokyo this year (AW)
A: In your opinion, city which has most beautiful scenery in Indonesia is? Tell us the reason a little bit
W: Bangka – Belitung, so far. These two cities have beautiful nature, mixed up with nice scenery. (Mr.Joy has just been there several months ago)
A: What is the most favorite project you’ve already done?
W: Private “green” residence at cibubur jabodetabek
*it’s good to hear that “green” is still became the main priority of his concern.
A: When do you start your first project,Sir (at what year)?
W: at 1990
A: What is your favorite color?
W: I love all colors. Everyone of them have its beauty
A: What do you do if you have difficulties in doing a project?
W: there are always solution and way out in every difficulties
*very optimistic guy!
A: Who is your architect idol? Tell us the reason a little bit
W: I like Antoine Predock,because he can bring nature in every part of his design, especially with lighting. I also have a great respect to one of Indonesian architect Tan Tjiang Ay, every piece of his desgn reflecting simplicity, and they’re beautiful!
A: Can you tell us a little bit about your ongoing project at moment?
W: A small boutique hotel around karawang, which stands behind old 70′s house that will be became the hotel support facility.
So this is the end of our interview, we still hope Mr.Joy can share his care and concern about green architecture in another article, here with architectjournal.org
Thank you for spending your precious time for this interview,Mr. Joy, wish you a great success!
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