[Text as submitted by the Architects] The Co-Sharing Office has the main function as an architect consultant office, and also as a sharing space for various activities.
This office is a renovation of developer building products. Architects try to maintain some spatial structure and add new building elements to cover all the functions needed. The old building is a house with an area of 71 m2 consisting of 3 main rooms which are maintained into 3 principal rooms. This building was developed into 2 floors with a total area of 250 m2 by including the functions of the reception room, workspace, communal room, prayer room, service, and mess for staff.
The communal room forms space with different axes from the workspace because it adjusts the tilted position of the tread to form a residential plot. The physical communal room is in the form of a mini library, pantry, and dining room which can also be used as a public space for hamlet or neighborhood meetings, workshops, seminars, religious studies, syukuran (thanksgiving), even just a lounge to play guitar and chat.
This communal room is used as a work space for student internships from various regions and universities (national-international) with a capacity of 8 students each period. Recorded student internships (starting 2017) from Indonesia came from Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Madura, Bali, Sulawesi, and Papua, as well as internship students from Malaysia and Mali (Africa). This becomes a cultural experience between users and creates optimal sharing space.
The Co-Sharing Office is open to anyone who wants to learn and share. Within one year since the office building was opened, there have been 12 campus groups from various regions in Indonesia who have come to experience space at the Andyrahman Architect office.
MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY
Indonesia has a strong history of brick architecture. In the 7th century, the Sriwijaya Kingdom in Sumatra had Muara Takus Temple, then in the 14th century, the Majapahit Kingdom was the glory of brick architecture. Various temples from the Majapahit Kingdom in East Java show uniqueness with strong and durable brick characters without coating. This can be influenced by the type of soil used.
At present, brick architecture in Sumatra has become extinct, but its development in East Java is very advanced. Conventional red brick production traditionally has developed until now in the home industry. This is what motivates the development of this office to use local materials and to help preserve the brick architecture in East Java.
Red Brick became the character of the Co-Sharing Office with manual installation techniques, bringing back the architectural craftsmanship. Red brick is installed as wall, floor, and ceiling ornaments with craft designs and techniques that even appear suddenly in the field.
PROJECT SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT
Co-Sharing Office presents the concept of sharing socially, technically, and economically, and strives to be a precedent for climate response building among mass-product buildings.
Socially, this office provides public space, adds intimacy and becomes a space for introducing various fields. Providing learning space for the general public, academics, and practitioners from various regions. Until now, the communal space of Andyrahman Architect has been active in accommodating activities every month.
Technically, this office tries to restore the spirit of architecture. Craftsmen are given opportunities to interact intensely, experiment with feelings when they are able to understand the material conditions and techniques applied, Re-apply archipelago architecture by stimulating craftsmen knowledge that is far different from the mass packaging of contractor products by now. This matter has a positive impact in adding to the craftsmen’s experience, raising feelings and artistry in craftsmen work, even raising the price of the craftsmen himself.
Economically, many clients and communities and even other architects are interested in brick maker in Mojosari, Mojokerto, after seeing the results of their products directly applied at this office. By using local materials in East Java, local industries economic activities will be more active and developing.
As a building that stands between residential mass-product buildings, this office seeks to introduce climate responsive buildings to the community. Utilizing natural energy in the form of wind and solar as optimal as possible to reduce the use of artificial energy, and open the land as optimal as possible to capture and absorb rainwater directly. Office’s garden is often visited by unexpected guests like rabbit, cats, even birds also had time to make a nest between bamboo trees in there.