Budiman Holan Hendropurnomo was born in Malang 1954, graduated from Melbourne School of Design in 1981 Melbourne University. After spending time in the Netherlands (under Prof Jan Brouwer), Australia and Hong Kong. He started DCM Jakarta in 1983. The office was formalised as PT Duta Cermat Mandiri in 1987 when Blok M Plaza was conceived. He receives nine IAI Nasional Awards (Indonesian institute of Architects) in 1991, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Also two citation awards from Australian Institute of Architect (International Awards) In 2013 and 2015. Some of his works are published in Denton Corker Marshall book NARRATIVES…
Budiman Joined DCM on 1983 after graduate and took internship in Han Awal for 4 months. – On 1980, DCM has globalized its network with the idea to sustain with separate branch in order to survive regional recession. This lead to DCM Indonesia that directed by and only one man team lead by Budiman on 1983. – He argued that his most important aim on design is “Cultural Sustainability”, the concept that is to create culturally aware works, but in modern sensibility. – On 1998, DCM faced crises, its patron were limited and they only have two project that lasted years before economy returning normal. – Plenty of DCM works were explained by Budiman, the two example was UI central Library that took representation of mountains and symbolism of artefact to emphasized its educational identity, and Government buildings that departed from concept of linkage as both symbol and functional use of transporting goods. – There are few rules taken from his experience. One of the most striking principe that he shared with us that architect needs to think internationally, but a pure indonesian at heart. We have to had that balance, because architecture is your very own reflection. – The discussion session were ended after 7 question from practitioner and students. It varies from design approach, office maneuver, problem solving, to life beliefs. Conclusion Realrich Sjarief close the event with interpretation on architect’s character. It’s the humility and will to adapt, supports someone in order for successful path. Secondly, according to Cadwell on title Strange Detail, the most mesmerising work of architecture is actually a form of autobiography of its own architect, that is, he finds reflected on works of Budiman Hendropurnomo.
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