Built on a 29,172 sqm land, seated at 570 m above sea level on a challenging contour of hills and valleys, and surrounded by lush natural greeneries, Wikasantrian is a Leadership Training Centre located in Bogor, West Java. The building consists of 3 different functions: Lobby, Dormitory, and Villa. The concept of the Wikasantrian is inspired by the life phase of an insect, the Pupa. The Pupa is one of the metamorphosis stages in a bug’s life which depicts the biological process of physical change from embryo to adult bug. This represents the process of a person who undertakes a transformation process to be a leader while in Wikasantrian.
The Lobby welcomes and gathers people from various backgrounds, who are to be shaped as leaders, is depicted as a cocoon of a silkworm. It has a soft yet rigid texture with a translucent yet porous surface, creating interesting visual through the materials used. The layout of the lobby is inspired by the simple shape of a cocoon: a slim, doughnut shape, slightly twisted at the end that results in 2 openings: front & rear.
The Dormitory & Villa as the accommodation of the training center, are illustrated as Beehives. This is where socialization and interactions between trainees are encouraged to build leadership skills. The form of the dormitory is hexagonal, taken from the concept of beehives. The whole mass is elevated from the ground to avoid mass footprints on the ground. They are split into smaller modules that are adjusted to the contour height of the land. To achieve the lightweight quality, prefabricated panels are used. As the beehives are created of single mass entities, they are connected one to another by gable roof which represents the characteristics of local buildings in West Java. The different levels create a distinct feature of the landscape.
Located in Tangerang on a 1,000 sqm land, Fivot Beauty Clinic was designed to create a sympathetic architectural language in response to surrounding neighborhoods. Although situated on a very hectic and busy neighborhood, when entering the clinic, clients feel the serenity and quiet of a rejuvenate & health treatment center. TWS & Partners offered a solution through architectural language, by creating a facade of over-scale sawtooth roof form, which mimics the surrounding architecture typology.
The typical non-glazed terracotta pitched roof is used to camouflage the building’s scale and height, and the use of jagged fence is to offer some space for urban greens, offering the local environment a better sight to see in the neighborhood.
Hope Orphanage Batam is built to cater three main functions of the building: Poor Community, Orphanage, & Youth Hotel/Retreat Facility. Entering each individual area, people are welcomed by the individual theme that represents the spirit of each function.
The concept for Hope Orphanage Batam is based on the 4+1 points in the book “Good Enough Parenting” by John & Karen Louis. The 4+1 points are: Connection and acceptance, healthy autonomy, reasonable limits, realistic expectations and power of community. From this, TWS & Partners develops five patterns associated with each of five important aspects to achieve “Good Enough Parenting”.
Originally assigned to design the extension and revitalization of Batam Center Mall which includes the internal front space, outdoor area and facade treatment, TWS & Partners ends up designing the public entrance interior, as well as the primary space. This covers a total of 58,898 sqm designated area.
The challenge was to provide convenience for the visitors, and it was resolved by mainly 2 things. One, was providing a passageway that connects to ferry terminal. The second, was creating a 16,000 sqm parking building, which also serves a simple, new, attractive commercial hub.
The last additional program is the apartment tower which sits on top of the parking space and new commercial area on the ground level. The rooftop building base is used for an extensive roof garden and facilities intended for the residents.
Located in the heart of Bandung, Natasha Skin Care Center sits on a 1000 sqm building coverage. The goal of this project is to create an iconic building, as this center will be launched to carry its first new concept. As we enter the clinic, clients will be received in a spacious lobby that serves as a reception and waiting area, a drug store, doctor’s room and twenty-two treatment rooms. All these is well connected to the service and storage area.
The concept of the architecture & interior is derived from the concept of human skin which is elastic and semi permeable. The building facade, which can also be seen form the interior space, depicts the quality of human skin: vibrant and translucent, represented in the curtain wall made from the mixed materials of laminated glass, fabric and mirror on some parts. TWS & Partners wants to deliver the impression of cllean, hi-tech, cozy and exclusivity through the white, cream and gold color scheme.
Entering deeper inside, there are double curved staircases going up to second floor to the treatment rooms. The curve symbolizes femininity and beauty, enhanced by the ceiling mirror, flower graphic artworks, and hanging acrylic box running along the ceiling corridor.
The Ubud is a small scale project of a mixed-use building located in the heart of Jakarta. Its main purpose is to house the famous Bebek Bengil Restaurant from Ubud, Bali. Originally, Bebek Bengil Restaurant sits on exotic rice field. To bring this memorable dining experience into The Ubud project in Jakarta, TWS & Partners creates a 5-storey building on a limited triangular site that visualizes Balinese identity. Clients are received in the first mass of the building.
As clients enter The Ubud, they will be received in the first mass of the building which skin mimics Balinese red brick arrangement with in and out custom-made glass wall. This is followed by a courtyard that divides the first & the second mass of the builings. The courtyard is designed as an urban oasis and designed in a Balinese tropical style. This replicates the feeling of dining experience in the original Bebek Bengil Restaurant in Ubud. The “orang tua” sculpture, located in the center of courtyard, will greets the guest, as soon as they enter the lobby, that act as a transition zone from the bustle atmosphere of the main road. The Ubud offers several dining areas with different ambiance. A private balcony on the second floor, traditional open pavilion with wooden roof, and a dining hall that overlooks the courtyard.