Zigzag thatched bamboo roofs shade classrooms of school in Indonesia

RAW Architecture has designed a zigzag roof of thatched bamboo for a school in Indonesia, which is raised up on stilts to deal with its swampy site in Tangerang city. The Jakarta-based practice built the 300-student Alfa Omega School, which is longlisted for a Dezeen Award, on this challenging location in just six months. A […]

Indonesia’s new capital will be located on Borneo

As congested and low-lying Jakarta sinks rapidly, Indonesia‘s government has revealed that the new capital city will be built on the island of Borneo. President Joko Widodo announced that the administrative functions of Jakarta would move to the area of East Kalimantan, reported Bloomberg. The new capital will be located between North Penajam Paser and Kutai […]

Naidi Community Hall by Caukin Studio serves as a social hub for Fijians

Architecture collective Caukin Studio has completed a wooden cultural hall for a small village in Fiji, replacing the previous structure that was destroyed by cyclones. The building provides local residents with a venue for weddings, funerals, celebrations, traditional Fijian dance performances and other gatherings. Called Naidi Community Hall, the structure serves the 400 residents of […]

AGo Architects builds skinny house in Indonesia on a 3.5-metre plot

A perforated metal facade covers the front of 3,500 Millimetre House, a wedge-shaped skinny house built on a 3.5-metre-wide site in Indonesia by AGo Architects.  Called 3,500 Millimetre House on account of the narrow plot size, AGo Architects designed the family house in South Jakarta to be as compact as possible. A mesh of perforated steel […]

Indonesia to replace sinking Jakarta with new capital city

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo is planning to relocate the nation’s capital away from Jakarta, the world’s fastest-sinking city. Bambang Brodjonegoro, national development planning minister of Indonesia, revealed the president’s plans to move the capital off the island of Java. Speaking to Jakarta Globe after a cabinet meeting on Monday, Brodjonegoro said ministers have been told to suggest viable […]

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