Architecture Competition Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin Honorable mention – Iqbal Ziaul Haq, Nur Saddia Maulinda, Bahrumsyah Bila Sahil and Rahman Akbar Sayekti

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin” competition – Iqbal Ziaul Haq, Nur Saddia Maulinda, Bahrumsyah Bila Sahil and Rahman Akbar Sayekti from Indonesia!

Honorable mention from Indonesia

We were all classmates in the Architecture major of UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur, Class of 2015. We all work for different professional companies now, except Rahman and Iqbal, who work as architects for Inspiral Architecture Design Studios. Sahil works as a freelance architect, and Saddia works as Junior Research Consultant at PT BCI Asia – Surabaya Branch.

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?

Rahman has worked on residential and office scale projects for 1.5 years, and now has collaborated with Iqbal on a 12,000 m2 site masterplan and development of some buildings in Bali: restaurants, pavilion, pools, art space, and meditation temple. Their project focused on attractive buildings which nurture healing, self-development, and peaceful participation. The company they work for always heightens the atmosphere of tranquility, relaxation, and specific uniqueness of every project they have developed.

Bila Sahil works as an architectural designer, focusing on residential, high-rise, office, and commercial buildings. His projects are mostly located in urban areas. He always starts the design process with analyzing the context site, so the design result responds to the surroundings, and the building fulfils its purpose.

Saddia works as a junior research consultant in a private corporation, focusing on the architecture and construction market and media information.

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

Architecture is merely a human desire to imitate what nature has provided. Everybody is an architect in their mind. People with the title of architect just have a greater responsibility to set a paragon of what good architecture can do.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Escaping. We seek out architecture competitions because sometimes we are so bored of our jobs. Escaping for us means to find the other way, our way, to express our inner thirst for honest work in this field, to take another attempt to design for certain problems and topics.

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

Your first try may not successful, but that’s alright. You’ll always learn and remember the steps anytime you participate in a competition. 

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