Interview: Budhi Harmunanto from BHA Architecture

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Local Wisdom

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

As an architect with several mega-projects under his belt, Budhi Harmunanto saw his career take a unique turn after deciding to go back to his hometown and establish BHA Architecture in Surabaya. Since the beginning, Budhi has kept to a design philosophy stressing modern tropical architecture and focused on locality in every aspect of design. The result has been a distinct body of work that has garnered him a reputation as an architect steadfast in presenting his own style. He talks to Indonesia Design about why he strives to promote local wisdom, which many Indonesian designers are beginning to leave behind.

This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (77thEdition) in 2016.

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