5àSec Jakarta

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Keeping Things Clean

Story by Anton Adianto & Nyda Aulia | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono

Washing, drying and ironing one’s clothes to make it presentable is not an easy task, but one that is a necessity for our modern life. Amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life that demands speed in all aspects, trivial things such as doing the laundry can be a bothersome chore for some. The best option is to go to the laundry or dry cleaners for a quick wash and dry solution at 5àSec.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.

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Excelso Coffee

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A Local Caffeine Rush

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono

Nothing is more indulgent then sipping your freshly brewed coffee in the morning or during a relaxing afternoon. Of late this coffee culture cultivated amongst many people in many countries, including Indonesia, has created what could be referred to as a sort of ‘gold rush’ or rather ‘caffeine rush’: The cuppa has been transformed from a mere tertiary necessity that can be overlooked, into a perennial modern lifestyle trend at Excelso Coffee.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.

Glass Office Soho China, Shanghai

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Heart of Glass

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Jerry Yin (SOHO China)

The idea of complete exposure unquestionably needs courage. By revealing too much does not necessarily have to involve any bad connotation, especially when it results in total transparency. Glass Office SOHO China daringly breaks through all closeted barriers that endanger creativity and exposes its interior for everyone to see through a mesmerizing, see through all-glass office design.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.

Interview: Joshua Simandjuntak

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Brand Yourself!

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Karsa Doc.

Balancing a pure idealistic concept with what the market demands, is one of the many challenges faced by designers. At least that was the predicament repeatedly highlighted by furniture designer Joshua Simandjuntak, who also happens to be the chairman of Furniture Designers Association (HDMI – Himpunan Desainer Mebel Indonesia), during a chat with Anton Adianto of Indonesia Design at his place of work in Kayu Putih, East Jakarta.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.

Jakarta Box Tower

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Outside the Box

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by DCM – Duta Cermat Mandiri

Towering boxes will soon decorate the skyline of central Jakarta, with a height of 131 meters, the tower will reach high into the sky with an attractive facade. Could it represent a new spirit, or hope for a future generation, as all four corners of a design unite to form boxes in the sky? Principally the promise that Jakarta Box Tower offers is that of becoming a visual charisma, through an established concept, to give Jakarta a pluralistic and dynamic image – that could be rather outside of the box!

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.

The BnB Hotel, Jakarta

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Urban Upbeat

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono

There is no need to dissect the literal meaning of the word ‘budget hotel’ to notice that there has been a shift in its implementation. These low-cost hotels are no longer just flocked by travelers with a limited budget, but also by more well-off travelers who prefer to spend their money on other luxuries. Therefore the term ‘budget hotel’ is no longer suitable. Some people prefer to label them as ‘smart hotels’ or ‘urban budget hotels’.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.

Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki

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Wood Vibrations

Story by Anton Adianto | Photos by Tuomas Uusheimo & Marko Huttunen

Finland’s Helsinki metropolitan buzz might fade in comparison to the scenes found in other almost overzealous cities such as Tokyo, New York or Jakarta. Yet amidst its unruffled urban lifestyle, the capital city of a country (considered one of the best performing economies within Europe today) also desires spiritual solitude. This sacred tranquility is provided by a small, divine chapel that has a contemporary architectural design. As a tiny timber structure its innovative facade features simplistic charm.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (59th Edition) in 2014.