“Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important, the dynamic of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.”
– John Portman
Situated on a corner of midtown Jakarta, PS-26 is an office building which houses four different ventures, built on 1300 sqm site just across the railways.
The idea is to lift the main functions of the building to hide the sight of the busy neighborhood and allow natural air and light to pour in by inserting a void open space between two main masses which are covered by brick – a modest yet effective approach towards the existing urban setting.
Landscape element is essential for adding a tropical mood. The preserved existing trees which penetrate the water feature casually act as a buffer against the surrounding environment as well as a relaxing atmosphere, while the plants dangling from the glass roof soften the interior composition.
Address : Senayan, South Jakarta
Category : Office
Building Area : 2350 m2
Land Area : 1350 m2
Year of Project : 2011
Architects : Rudy Kelana & Sophia Purba