Aboday is a colossal effort in maintaining the co-existence of three different brains. At some point, three years after we established our company, we realized that our differences are something we can rely on to complete one another. Imagine how boring it would’ve been, to hear the same voice and style, when we can enjoy more tunes and different dances. The three of us have the freedom to individually exercise what we believe and this is what sets Aboday apart from the other firms. In order to minimize the excess, Aboday intends to detach from the binds of genre and style, or any community that has the potential of causing friction. As an organization, this set-up will bring Aboday forward through time, even when the three of us are no longer inside it. We continue our efforts to experiment on organization and profession as a way of finding the perfect formula to create balance among growing surroundings and contradictions.
When it comes to design philosophy, Aboday is not bound by any grand idealisms or specific style inclinations. We prefer to design relevantly, and by being relevant we intend to bridge the gap between all disciplines involved during the design process of a project. What we design is front and foremost, contextual—in such a way that it fulfills all the necessary requirements, it fulfills the clients’ needs, and above all, not impossible to construct. When it comes to aesthetics, we tend to explore and not adhere consistently to any specific architectural style for every project we design. At the end of the day, we want to be the kind of architectural firm that can design anything, for anyone, as long as it is contextual, relevant, and of course, beautiful.
Received his degree in architecture from ParahyanganUniversity, Bandung, Indonesia; he started his careerworking as Assistant Architect for few architecturepractices in Singapore before joining Forum ArchitectSingapore between 1998-2000. Prior to form Abodayin 2006, he worked for AXIS Architects Planners inSingapore from 2000-2006 where his last position isPrincipal Designer.
Received his degree in architecture from Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia; he has gained 12 years of post qualification experience eversince. Prior to form Aboday in 2006, he worked for AXIS Architects Planners in Singapore from 1998-2006 where his last position is Principal Designer. Besides practicing as an architect, he teaches part time in some universities and write for lifestyle magazines.
2010 AR Emerging Architects 2010; Highly Commended Project for Slide of Joy.
2009 Indonesian Winner for Indonesian Young Creative Entrepreneur Award held by British Council, Indonesia.
2009 2nd winner; International Young Creative Entrepreneur Award held by British Council, London, UK.
2002 Singapore Architecture Heritage Award (with AXIS Architects Planners) for 66 Emerald Hill, Singapore.
1999 1st Prize Winner; EDITT Award Singapore for Water Preservation Scheme.
1998 SIA Colour Award Singapore (with Forum Architect) for Eng Wah Cinema at Suntec City Singapore.