Tag Archives: Technology

Estica International Factory, Surabaya

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Technical Beauty

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

Technology is inseparable from the construction of a building. One problem faced by designers is how to present an attractive façade and interior design that feature the latest in technology all without lessening the aesthetic value of the building. Estica International aims to solve the problem with its state-of-the-art aluminum products, including Technal, Armorshield, Renson, Vertex and Vento. Indonesia Design visited its factory in Surabaya and saw first-hand how these amazing products were manufactured.

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

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Health Product: Zerobody and NuRelax by Starpool

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Defying Gravity

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Starpool Doc.

To counter the hectic pace of modern life, an activity that can induce calmness as well as promote physical and mental health is everybody’s dream and practices. For example, yoga, spa relaxation, and meditation are increasingly popular these days for precisely that reason. Today, after extensive scientific studies, another modern method of relaxation has been introduced. Created to alleviate the pressures of our daily chores, Zerobody and NuRelax are the latest breakthrough products from Starpool.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

Health Product: MYRUN by Technogym

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Run, People, Run

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Technogym Doc.

Running is one of the most popular sports for people of all ages, regardless of their gender. Some people just enjoy going outside to run, surrounded by natural scenery, while others prefer to kick-start a healthier lifestyle by running on a machine at home or at a fitness centre. Seeing this trend, Technogym is launching MYRUN, a new cutting-edge treadmill that is designed to just about everyone’s running ability, making it possible for them to run better, safer and more efficiently. MYRUN incorporates the latest advances in technology but it also highlights the design and lifestyle elements of a healthy life, so that running becomes something more than just a leisure activity.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (74th Edition) in 2016.

Oxygen Eco-Tower, Jakarta

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A Green Dreamland

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Progetto CMR Doc.

Jakarta will soon see a beautiful dream realized on its soil, where a spectacularly designed yet environmentally sound vertical villa will be erected in the heart of the city. Designed by Italy’s Progetto CMR, the concept of Oxygen Eco-Tower dazzled the people when it won the 2015 MIPIM Awards which was held in Cannes last March. It was bestowed with the “People’s Choice Award,” sidelining tens of other entries during the prestigious event.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (69th Edition) in 2015.

James Bond’s Most Famous Gadgets Ever

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A Bond with Gadgets

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by  Eon Productions, MGM/UA, United Artists & Columbia Pictures

Ian Fleming would never have believed that his novel “Casino Royale,” penned in 1953, would give birth to arguably the world’s most famous fictional character, James Bond. Since venturing into the big screen in 1962, tales about the classy, womanizing British Secret Service Agent have featured hundreds of state of-the-art gadgets, many of which are still unthinkable to be produced even today–from the first film Dr. No to the latest, Skyfall, screened 50 years later.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (65th Edition) in 2014.

Ampera Six Office, Jakarta

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A Verve of Industrial Breakthrough

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by William Kalengkongan

The renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas once said, “The acceptance of certain realities doesn’t preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs.” An office fit-out in South Jakarta, dubbed the Ampera Six, provides the example of a design that stems from the idealism of its owner and designer. The end result is a remarkable structure that becomes one of the references of a good office building which is supported by a thorough concept and spot-on technological breakthrough.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (65th Edition) in 2014.

Best Simple Gadget Designs in 2014

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Less is More

Story by Anton Adianto

Well-known architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used the “Less is more” phrase to portray his aesthetic maneuver of organizing the necessary characteristics of a building to create an impression of utmost simplicity. In the design world, minimalism always has a place in the hearts of many people. In this ultra-modern era gadgets also feature design clarity as a trend, when their functions are packed into a simple product with tremendous aesthetic value.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (65th Edition) in 2014.