Erwin believes that design is something that you can feel, enjoy, and use properly, bringing an everlasting value to the owner.
I studied Architecture for my degree back in 1994 in Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. This has brought me knowledge on how to design architecture on high rise buildings and residential. This is enhanced with my 10 years of experience working in one of the prestigious furniture company in Asia, where I learnt more on high end interior design.
I love to see something in great proportion and well-designed. It makes me want to create something like that. With a deep thought, we can create something new in great proportion, well-taste in architecture and interior design.
I started back in 2008 to start my own design consultancy. Not long after that, Aji Warpani join me as my business partner. At first, we focused on residential architecture, and eventually grew into one whole holistic concept including the interior as well.
On the job scope, I am the head of design conceptualization, and Aji Warpani as the head of design development.
Design is something that you can feel, enjoy and use properly, and it also has an everlasting value to the owner.
Traditional design, because it has basic rules and roots on how you can design it properly. Of course you can play with it and develop the design, but still, it has its basic background which you can’t eliminate.
Designs that are beautiful, functional and everlasting.
We combine shapes, colours and style eclectically to create something new and fresh but still familiar to our clients.
We always use hand sketches at the beginning to get the idea fast and representative, because you need to put your fresh idea fast and the fastest way is to draw it in sketches. After that, we will improve it with the details and technicality.
Traditional design in Indonesia varies and indeed very rich in details. We do apply some traditional details in our works and make it perfect later in shapes and technically.
One of the highest achievements for us is to be acknowledged by MUSE, because we made this project from scratch and got appreciation not only from our clients, but from a reputable institution as well. We are really honored, and it established another milestone for us as one of Indonesia's luxury architecture and interior design firm in Indonesia and the world.
We chose The IBRIA house project, because it was a fun design process and a well received result that made us proud. Our creative thinking process really blended well with client’s need and enthusiasm. We really did work well as a team.
None that I can recall, because the experience was so fun from the creative discussion, as ideas really flowed well. Yeah, we mostly remember all the excitement in building the house rather than the challenge itself.
Winning made us more confident and established as one of luxury architecture and interior design conceptualization.
Beauty, precision, and acknowledgement.
Indonesia is so rich culturally and it does gives us influence in designing our project.
The design industry will be very mature and establish with the support of information technology and social media. This will also bring tighter competition but it will drives our creativity to the next level as well in the global industry.
Focus on the details.
Travel a lot. This will open your eyes to a new culture and knowledge, and you can learn more on architectural details and proportion from various countries.
So many people, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Iron Man.
Dare to be different.
Hawawinata & Associates specializes in creating intuitive design concepts for living and office spaces.