In 1995, seven graduates of Architecture Department Bandung Institute of Technology dedicate to build their own architecture studio. HEPTA, the latin word for seven, was chosen as their studio name. As young architectural studio, the seven relied on entering competition to build up their architectural competence; within few months, HEPTA has won three national design competitions of various scales ranging from a housing design competition to an extensive urban revitalization.
Now, HEPTA brings over fiften years of experience on a broad range of projects. HEPTA has undertaken work in architecture, interior design, and master plan. The firm has executed a diverse range of building type including hospitality, office, government building, residential, and memorial.
Since its beginning, HEPTA also kept its creative minds constantly active by doing competitions allow the luxury of experimentation in design and also giving chances to work on more rarified projects ; when you are running a business, you rarely have opportunities to exercise on idealistic ideas. We believe that design competition can act as a catalyst to make us and compotitors strives for a level of architecture excellence that will benefit us all.
Grha Persada Café is located at the center of Graha Persada 1 office site, Bekasi. This building presented as part of supplementary services from the owner of the building to the tenant rented the office building. The building is designed to be very transparent and accessible. Only the ‘72 sqm traditional pattern resin’ facade that covers most of the 2nd floor area, to reduce sunlight into the building.
Exposed structure and material is also part of the concept of this building. Steel structure, brick walls material, andesite floors, and PVC roof are exposed. A 1.6 cm thick frameless glass bridge is used as an access to the stairs so that visitors can see the fish in the pool. Salvaged materials railroads used on the steps of the cantilever steel stair.
Various support service functions is presented on this 375 square meter building. There is a cafe with a variations of Indonesia’s cuisine menu, a small coffe corner, and a rentable meeting room on the ground floor. A ‘mushola’ (pray room) is located on the 2nd floor. With these facilities, the building is expected to serve as a meeting point, a lounge area, as well as alternative informal meeting for office employees.
This church was designed by offering a new typology for a tropical batak church with a high and large roof which useful to anticipate the climate and environmental conditions. In general, the typology of ethnic communities Batak church is kind of like a church building in the German countryside (derived from the missionaries who spread Christianity in Batak communities), which has a high roof and bell tower on the front side. This typology is now applied in the whole HKBP church building in Indonesia, both in urban and rural areas, nor cool highland and humid seaside areas.
The church design typology tries to criticize it and make design based on ‘dialogue’ with the environment and the Batak communities. The churches in the city generally has a complex space which is suitable for heterogeneous and pluralistic society in the city. The church is expected to be a good public space for the community without compromising privacy that society. Architecture of rumah panggung shaped like a ship. This is the main idea of the relationship of the main building and courtyard. Outer space and garden areas were designed to be a space of social interaction, such as in the traditional village of Batak Toba.