Interview: Achmad Noe’man from Birano

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ICONIC DESIGNER

The Spiritual Senses

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by PT Birano Doc.

There are a lot of monikers used to describe Achmad Noe’man as one of the legendary architects in Indonesia. Some call him the Indonesian Maestro of Mosque Architecture while others refer to him as the “Architect of a Thousand Mosques”. Ever since he initiated the establishment of Salman Mosque in ITB, Bandung, the man who was born in Garut on 10th October 1925, has been frequently commissioned to build various mosques across the country, and even abroad. In addition to the deeply ingrained philosophy of architecture design, his faith as a devout Muslim has made him present his works in adherence to what is written in the Holy Al-Quran and Al Hadist.

This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (11th Anniversary Edition) in 2014.

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