We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts” competition – Salmahira Lazuardi, Abdul Aziz and Alief Brahmarizky Roseno from Indonesia!

Architecture Competition Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts Honorable mention – University of Indonesia

Salmahira Lazuardi, Abdul Aziz and Alief Brahmarizky Roseno from Indonesia

We are based in Jakarta, Indonesia. We have known each other since the first year in university and currently we are in the final year of undergraduate architecture studies at Universitas Indonesia. Our interest in architecture brought us together as a team after we had previously done individual academic projects in various scales and approaches. We shared the same viewpoint of architecture – as a form to record the unity of land and mankind. This resulted in us having a strong connection in both our skillset and communication.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/individuals have been involved?

We were involved with different types and scales of projects during our studies, from individual dwelling spaces to urban scope of design. In Universitas Indonesia, we learned various approaches and methods to create an architectural design. We prefer the scope of this architectural competition because of our interest in the relationship between Southeast Asian culture, ecotourism, and architecture.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

“Architecture is the extension of our mind and our body.” – Balkrishna Doshi That statement influenced us in our early stages of studying architecture. We realized expressing an architectural design involved an action that unites the human mind and body within space.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We think architecture competitions are the purest way for us to reflect upon our work without our self-biased eyes, because we need more than a pair of eyes to value how the architecture works. Architecture competitions also allow us to express our sense of creativity and explore different ways to create an architectural design.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Participating in competitions is like investing in yourself. It will benefit you since you are giving your best for your portfolio, and your good portfolio will give you a bigger chance to be recognized in return.

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