Category Archives: Interview

Interview: Gregorius Supie Yolodi & Maria Rosantina from d-associates

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Life and Architecture

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Mario Wibowo Photography, Andea Narendra, Davy Linggar & Budi Suryanto

The architectural consultants d-associates, winner of the Arcasia Awards for Architecture in Hong Kong for their DRA House featured in this edition, has a unique perspective on design. The firm is helmed by Gregorius Supie Yolodi and Maria Rosantina, who have merged their inspirations and ideas to create singular and mature creations.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (78th Edition) in 2016.


Interview: Martono Yuwono, Indonesian Heritage Expert

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Waiting for the Spiritual Call

Interview by Anton Adianto

It is easy to explain the importance of safeguarding a country’s history through preserving heritage. However, to inculcate such a spirit in people in Indonesia remains difficult. Heritage expert Martono Yuwono talks about the challenges.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (13th Anniversary Edition) in 2016.

Interview: Valdy Wijaya from Valvonne Interior


Live and Learn

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Valvonne Interior Doc.

Surabaya has been blessed by a host of burgeoning young talents in the design world who have been charming the public with their distinct approaches. One of these talents is Valdy Wijaya, of Valvonne Interior, a designer who began his career in 1996. Specializing in apartments and residences, Valdy worked for a design firm for 11 years before establishing his own company in 2007. A willingness to keep learning as he accumulated ever-more impressive projects has ensured Valdy’s status as one of the most promising young interior designers in Surabaya, as well as Indonesia.

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

Interview: Yuli Kalson Sagala from KsAD


Young and Unique

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by KsAD Doc.

Nothing is standard in the design portfolio of Yuli Kalson Sagala of KsAD. Yuli’s belief in the unique nature of every project is reflected in the unique, always different approaches he’s developed. With a career that includes a stint at DP Architects Singapore and COXRichardson Sydney, Yuli is also known as one of the founders of deMaya, a community for young designers in Surabaya.

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

Interview: Sylvia Herawati from Lighthouse Interior


Aesthetics and Function

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Lighthouse Interior Doc.

Sylvia Herawati is an interior designer with a host of sophisticated residential, office, and commercial projects under her belt. As principal and project director of Lighthouse Interior, Sylvia is noted for using strong functional elements in her designs–and for creating a beauty that goes beyond the aesthetic. A background education in architecture has also given Sylvia impeccable taste and a sense of space that has added to her impressive portfolio.

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

Interview: Sonny and Aditya Njonoriswondo from Sonny & Sons Architect Consultant


The Distinct Duo

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Sonny and Sons Doc.

Teaming up two architects, each of who has a signature style, on a single project is no easy task. The pairing will depend on chemistry. However, the competence of the father/son duo of Sonny Njonoriswondo and Aditya K. Njonoriswondo is proof that such collaborations can produce distinct –and exquisite– results. Sonny’s and Aditya’s works are found in abundance throughout Malang and Surabaya, East Java; in Jakarta and as far as Bali. Their projects are all compelling variations on the norms of architecture, despite an omnipresent contrast of maximalist and minimalist elements–something that the pair attributes to a commitment to design aesthetics above all.

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

Interview: Ricky Gunawan from Ricky Go Architect


Integrity, Space and Nature

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Ricky Go Architect Doc.

Creating a design masterpiece is one thing. Finding a design that can satisfy both owner and creator is another, and even more important, thing. Ricky Gunawan, also known as Ricky Go, is known for projects that can help users and occupants live better lives through an approach that’s sensitive to space and nature. His adherence to those concepts has justified his reputation as an architect.

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