We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Honorable mention winners of our "Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact / Edition #2" competition – Bimasetya Mahardhika, Nabiel Rifqi Komara, Farrel Hafidz Rachmady and Andaruresi Satmaka Wirajati from Indonesia!
Bimasetya Mahardhika, Nabiel Rifqi Komara, Farrel Hafidz Rachmady and Andaruresi Satmaka Wirajati
Please tell us about your company (when it was founded, where it is based, how many employees, etc) Alternatively, if you do not have a company, please give us some insights on your own professional/academia background.
Bimasetya Mahardhika was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 21, 2002. He is an undergraduate student in the Department of Architecture at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology.
Andaruresi Satmaka Wirajati was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, on June 14, 2003. She is an undergraduate student in the Department of Architecture at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology.
Farrel Hafidz Rachmady was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, on March 25, 2003. He is an undergraduate student in the Department of Architecture at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology.
Nabiel Rifqi Komara was born in Palembang, Indonesia, on July 4, 2003. He is an undergraduate student in the Department of Architecture at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology.
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?
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is deeply rooted in the history of the struggle for the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. ITS was founded by freedom fighters of the Republic of Indonesia in 1957. A new motto, 'Advancing Humanity,' embodies the spirit of innovation through technology and knowledge for society, signifying a new chapter in our journey. The Department of Architecture at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) was established by a group of professional architects in 1965. Over time, ITS Architecture has evolved to become a research-based Architectural Higher Education Institution, dedicated to local excellence and global competitiveness.
The department's goal, through its higher education programs, is to produce graduates with the ability to advance and update knowledge in the fields of architecture, housing and settlements, urban planning, environment, and development. Our graduates are equipped to solve complex problems in their expertise, continually improve their professional performance through research and other academic activities.
What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?
Architecture is both art and everything. Every question finds its answer in architecture. Our perspective instantly shifts, focusing solely on one viewpoint: architectural solutions. Architecture, with its discipline, has the remarkable ability to adapt to domains beyond its own. Its characteristics, composed, abstract, and with boundless imagination, can align with or diverge from behavior and everything else in the world. Concepts like empty, point, line, angle, shape, and space emerge as responses to individual or societal problems. We start building from a point, then progress to a line, an angle, a shape, and finally, a space.
Architecture, with its surprises, acts as a solution and a companion to social life. The end results of design can vary; some are ordinary yet meaningful, some are ordinary and lack meaning, some are unusual and less meaningful, and even some are extraordinary, infusing atmosphere to anyone around them. The boundless imagination within architecture encourages us to be more enthusiastic and daring in our architectural thinking. We envision architecture as a pathway for our future success, where knowledge can be translated into solutions and benefits in our daily lives.
Why do you participate in architecture competitions?
The Department of Architecture at ITS envisions research-based learning. By participating in architectural competitions, we can help realize this vision and showcase our ideas on the international stage. Our inspiration came from Buildner, the world's leading architectural competitions organizer, which ignited our enthusiasm to share our vision globally. The themes presented by Buildner in each competition are not ordinary; they encompass various aspects of life that can be seamlessly integrated into the realm of architecture. One of these themes explores humanity and its significance, even in encounters with extraterrestrial beings. This theme aligns perfectly with the motto of our institution, 'Advancing Humanity,' making it a cornerstone for our participation in this competition.
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 architectural competitions aims to gain insight and experience. Entering a competition is something to be grateful for and also an opportunity to learn from. For anybody out there who is in doubt, look for as many opportunities as possible to enter architectural competitions, challenge yourselves, and push your boundaries.
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