This is daily notes of Aloysius Erwin that see the world as an Architect, Structural Engineer, Graphic Artist, Computer Visualization Creator, drafter, writer, presenter and part-time lecturer at Universitas Kristen Petra - Surabaya.
The longing to pray and devote to the Virgin Mary is a spiritual journey that is trying to be accommodated in this design.
The design begins with a functional solution to the existing condition. Drainage & the direction of the water is dissolved by a combination of plate and coral spread on the edge of the room. In addition, the reuse of Sukabumi stone is intended to unite a new design, against the condition of the old wall.
For colleagues who want to visit it, this prayer garden is located at Jalan Kepanjen no.9, Surabaya – East Java. (back side of the CM Mission Gallery museum)
Another facelift from original house that already exist.
We were challenged about how to introduce a somewhat new design and mood from the original that already exist, while also preserving the original structure.
Through disscussion, we create an “infill” design than can “slide-into” the original concrete frame. We adjust this “infill structure and form” as a balcony in the center of existing structure, and fill the rest with lower design tone to emphasize the infill structure
This residential project brings us closer to our feminim side. We tried to deliver a eclectic mix between architecture geometric play with interior mood, to achieve bold expression, but still have details touch in every corner of the house.
We set sunken living room in the heart of the house, surround it with octagonal shapes, and push it all the way to exterior boundary, to create variety of interior space form.
A House is always personal. Every space crafted in special way for fullfilling needs and functions. This house wants to stiching dreams from a multigeneration family.
This house threading different needs in each floor, while we have limited site size to perform. So, we explore another way to make space feel “bigger”. We infused dining room in layour as “space” (not form), with no actual wall boundary… and stretched it all the way to ceiling and backyard void. It creates illusion of spaces, trancends from one space to another space.
Is it always have to be at the back of the house ? …. why ?
In this project, we tried to bring our garden closer to us. By putting them at the side yard of the house. In that case, every building’s wall will receive equal amount of natural light, a nice air flow at every interior space in the house.
By having side garden, we also received natural daylight, that blends into our interior. Light that comes in, creates interior poetry… it creates shadow strikes as passing by, moving as the sun goes. Creating sense of time for the dweller inside.