Have you ever imagined who built so many beautiful buildings around you? And yes, it is the architect. They put their creativity into a drawing good so that the building was built perfectly. Just like other countries, Indonesia also has architects with so many talents.
The Indonesian ancients may build some sacred places to pray such as the popular temple in Bali and so does the new architect build a great mosque and many churches.
This time we will bring you into the most popular Indonesian architects from time to time that will inspire your architect sense. If you are into these architectural things lately, you may familiar with them. But, if you are not into it, you need to know them now. So, let’s check them out below!
1. Achmad Noeman
Achmad Norman is a famous Indonesian architect that popular with his mosque buildings. There are so many mosques by his drawing that make him so popular not only in Indonesia but also internationally.
Achmad Noeman also becomes one of the founders of IAI or the Indonesian Architect Association. His famous mosque works include the Amir Hamzah Mosque in Ismail Marzuki park, the At-Tin mosque, the Islamic Center mosque in Jakarta, and the Salman mosque in ITB, Bandung.
Achmad Noeman doesn’t only doing his works of mosques in Indonesia but also reached foreign countries. The two popular mosques by his work are the Suharto Mosque in Bosnia and the Syekh Yusuf Mosque in Cape Town, South Africa as one of the most mosques that you should visit in Indonesia during Ramadhan.
2. Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo
Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo is an Indonesian architect that was born in Surakarta, 27 December 1928. By the time of 1964, he was asked by the first Indonesian president, Soekarno, to be in charge of some national project in Indonesia. Since then, he was doing good in architect and has so many building by his works.
Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo so popular behind the greatness of the DPR/MPR building in Senayan, Jakarta. Other of his popular works such as the ASEAN Secretariat building in Jakarta, French Embassy at Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia’s Embassy at Kuala Lumpur, and many more.
3. Frederich Silaban
Frederich Silaban is an Indonesian architect that was born in North Sumatra, on 16 December 1912. Together with Achmad Noeman and another Indonesian architect, he found the IAI in 1959. The organization becomes the biggest architect community in Indonesia that still exists until now.
Frederich Silaban is so popular with his works in Indonesia, such as Monas or the Indonesian national monument, the Istiqlal mosque as the biggest mosque in Indonesia, Bung Karno stadium, BNI 1946, the Khatulistiwa monument, and many more.
Frederich Silaban achieved so many awards as long as his life not only from Indonesia but also international awards. He was dedicated his life to be a professional architect that influenced so many youth generations from time to time.
4. Ahmad Djuhara
Ahmad Djuhara is an Indonesian architect who was born in Jakarta, 1966. He becomes the head of IAI between the period of 2015 – 2018. His works have so much appreciation from the public when he revitalized the Chung Hwa drugstore. The place becomes one of the most Instagram and contemporary places in Jakarta.
In the periods between 2000 – 2001, Ahmad Djuhara builds the Steel House at the Sugiarto’s project that so popular at that time. Not only these houses, but he has also done his best works on the Wisnu’s house which represents the tradition of the house of stilts over modernity.
5. Jimmy Priatman
Jimmy Priatman is an Indonesian architect that was born in Surabaya, 9 June 1953. He becomes os popular with his unique building that integrates perfectly with solar energy. He loves solar the most so that every project he made integrated with solar energy.
Jimmy Priatman achieved so many awards because of his solar concept in his works. The most popular building that he grand the award from ASEAN as the National Architecture Technology award is the Graha Pangeran, Graha Wonokoyo, and Holy stadium in Surabaya.
6. Paulus Mintagra
Paulus Mintagra is an Indonesian architect that was so popular with the waste material that he uses for his works. These waste materials become so pretty enough in the buildings. At his first appearance in Jakarta, so many architects love his works and he becomes a successful influencer to the Indonesian youth architects.
Paulus Mintagra also becomes the pioneer architect behind the Colomadu’s revitalization in Central Java. His other works that so famous also spread around Solo and Yogyakarta, such as the Green Host Hotel at Yogyakarta, the Turi House in Solo, and many more. Some of his works also become one of the best hotels in Yogyakarta at affordable prices.
7. Ridwan Kamil
Ridwan Kamil is an Indonesian architect that so popular with his works on the Tsunami Aceh museum. Other than that, he also works as a mayor of West Java province that people admire him so much. He also support so many building with a cafe concept in Jakarta such as the hangout places for K-pop fans in Jakarta.
Not only great as a mayor, but Ridwan Kamil also has creative talents in architect which bring him to draw so many works. Outside the Aceh museum, his works also shown in some of the theme parks in Bandung, the Al-Irsyad Mosque in Bandung, and many more.
8. Daliana Suryawinata
Daliana Suryawinata is an Indonesian architect that has achieved so many awards. She becomes so popular after she put forward the concept of Jakarta Superkampung 2045 as the from of the Jakarta revitalization. She claims if this project finishes perfectly that will make Jakarta city could be as neat as Singapore.
Not only does she best in architect, but Daliana also making so many books about the architect. That is why this woman is so popular in the architectural world in Indonesia.
So, there are some glances about Indonesian architects that you should know from time to time. From the most legendary architect to the brand new one that brings so many influenced to the Indonesian youth. Most of them can be the best influencer to inspire your architect sense.