Tag Archives: Nature

The Rosebay, Surabaya

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Rooms with a View

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Intiland Doc.

Most Indonesian people still opt for a landed house for living quarters, including those in Surabaya. Given that the price of land to build comfortable housing has soared in recent years, the noted developer Intiland has come up with a brilliant solution: The Rosebay, a low-rise residence with a resort-like character and amazing design. Sitting snugly amid its natural surroundings, the compound offers the essentials for happiness to tenants. The urban dream of a luxurious house in the best location without having to empty the wallet or changing lifestyles can be realized here.

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The Rosebay, Surabaya

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Luxurious by Nature

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Intiland Doc.

As a developing metropolis, Surabaya is familiar with the problem of land scarcity, which means that a strategic location is something that is extremely hard to find. This has led to skyrocketing land prices in favoured locations, such as West Surabaya, one of the best residential areas in the capital city of East Java. Since many believe that living in a landed house is more comfortable than a vertical housing compound; Intiland has come up with its latest offering, The Rosebay, a low-rise residential compound featuring a resort ambience that is also nature-friendly.

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

Musical Product: VirageAwie

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As the Music Plays

Story By Anton Adianto | Photo By Indonesian Bamboo Community & H.M. Lutfhi

For many centuries, bamboo has been recognized as a strong, fast-growing, utilitarian plant that can withstand the passage of time. In Indonesia, bamboo is known as a fairly basic material which is used in buildings and other products in a variety of applications. The woody plant that is included in the grass family Poaceae grows in abundance and is found growing throughout the country. From the total of 1,200 known species of bamboo that are spread all over the world, around 140 species can be found in Indonesia. It is perhaps no surprise then to find that in addition to its more traditional uses, bamboo is now being used as an innovative and fashionable material by the Indonesian Bamboo Community to make musical instruments, sold under the VirageAwie brand.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (12th Anniversary Edition) in 2015.

Lemongrass Restaurant, Bogor

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In the Senses of Nature

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by William Kalengkongan

For the people of Jakarta, Bogor is not merely known as an out of town destination that has cooler and cleaner air than their hometown. For them, the city is also famous as a culinary heaven that offers a tempting range of interesting dishes. Yet not many restaurants and hang out places there can successfully merge beautiful design, mouthwatering menu selections and a strategic location like this eatery. Offering a warm invitation to sample its colourful ambience and culinary creations, Lemongrass has emerged as one of the pioneering restaurants that sits easily with its environment and truly reflects the spirit of the city.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (71st Edition) in 2015.

 

Interview: Paulus Mintarga for Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta

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Art of Green Living

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Greenhost Boutique Hotel Doc.

Greenhost Boutique Hotel, the latest new hotel on Jalan Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, has an interesting story to tell. It features a lush green design that combines architecture and art in a perfect synergy. This beautiful collaboration was born out of a similar spirit, says Paulus Mintarga, the designer in charge of the creation of the four-story hotel. He sat with Anton Adianto to share his ideas about the green building philosophy, sustainability in design, the challenges he had to face, and how he applies artistic elements in his design.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (70thEdition) in 2015.

Bumi Langit, Yogyakarta

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From Earth to Heaven

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono

Nestled among the hills above the old city of Imogiri and only a stone’s throw away from the Royal Cemetery in the south of Yogyakarta lies Bumi Langit, a permaculture centre where a creative way of life is achieved through finding balance with nature and discovering its beauty. The brainchild of a religious environmentalist, Iskandar Waworuntu, Bumi Langit offers a glimpse of how a human being should understand life and the environment in order to devote himself to God the Almighty Creator.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (70thEdition) in 2015.