Formologix is interested in exploring digital tectonics and fabrication through the intersection of design, computation, and science. Digital design methods play an important role in this. How can these contribute to a more sustainable architecture? What is the team working on in its experimental design and research laboratory?
In this contribution, the speakers also address the questions: What are the challenges for Indonesian architectural practice in the fields of craft and industry? And they risk an outlook: What opportunities can be explored to find better materials and fabrics to answer the future challenges?
Imma Anindyta-Hermawan, Dani Hermawan
Formologix Lab, Jakarta, Indonesia
Imma Anindyta Hermawan is a certified green professional and researcher based in Semarang and Jakarta. As co-principal of Formologix Lab and a certified green building professional, she investigates critical issues in sustainable architecture and urbanism to support Formologix research at the intersection between the built environment, computational techniques, and building science.
She holds a B.Arch. from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (2004), and received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from Dessau Institute of Architecture, Hochschule Anhalt, Bauhaus Dessau (2008), under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Haase (Wertestrukturen Büro, Dessau) and Prof. Ralf Niebergall (president, Sachsen-Anhalt Architect Association).
She gained early architectural experience as a junior architect at AT6 Architecture Bureau, Jakarta, under the supervision of Ir. Adhi Moersid, IAI; urban research experience supervised by Prof. Sandi A Siregar at the urban design laboratory, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan; and collaborative experience with Daniel Dendra at anotherArchitect, Berlin. She is a former lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta.
Dani Hermawan is an architect and researcher based in Semarang and Jakarta. As a principal of Formologix Lab, he is interested in and explores the collaborative potential of digital design and fabrication techniques related to architecture and product design through various modes: parametric design, scripting, and digital fabrication consultation.
Dani received his M.Arch in Digital Architecture at Dessau Institute of Architecture, Bauhaus Dessau (2008), under the supervision of Mathias Del Campo (Spain/Austria) and Daniel Dendra (anotherArchitect, Berlin). He received a B.Arch from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (2004).
As a practitioner, he credits his early architectural experience to his work at Larascipta Architects and collaborative experience with Daniel Dendra at anotherArchitect, Berlin. He currently works as a digital design, modelling, and fabrication consultant for several architecture offices. In 2014, with two other young architects, Dani served as a senior architectural designer for the Indonesia pavilion at the World Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy.
Dani Hermawan also teaches a design studio at Pelita Harapan University and conducts digital architecture workshops at other universities, such as Universitas Katolik Parahyangan and Institut Teknologi Bandung.