Join Narelle Yabuka, editor of Cubes Magazine Singapore, in an intimate Q&A with INDE.Awards 2019 Luminary nominee, Budiman Hendropurnomo of Denton Corker Marshall, Jakarta.
Budiman Hendropurnomo is one of the most decorated and respected architects in Indonesia. Born in Malang, East Java, he graduated from the University of Melbourne before joining Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) in 1981. He established DCM’s Indonesian branch (incorporated with the local name Duta Cermat Mandiri) in Jakarta in 1987. Today, Budiman’s name is synonymous with large-scale projects that have shaped the face of Indonesia’s urban landscape. There are always elements of experimentation coupled with rigorous attention to detail in each of these large-scale projects, from high-rise office towers, school complexes and shopping centres to sprawling seaside resorts. And at the heart of the experimentation is the search for sustainability and the desire to translate and elevate Indonesian culture with architecture.
Narelle Yabuka is the Editor of Cubes magazine, Indesignlive.sg and Indesignlive.hk at Indesign Media Asia, and the Asia Co-Editor of Habitus. She is a Senior Content Editor for Indesign Media’s C-GEN content service, and the Co-Director (with Alice Blackwood) of the INDE.Awards 2019. She has lived in Singapore for over a decade and worked in architecture and design publishing in Singapore, Perth and Melbourne since 2002. She also spent time as the Editor at small Singapore-based book publisher an/b editions, and as an in-house Editor at SPARK Architects’ Singapore studio. She spent several years teaching interior design at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from UWA and a Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture) from Curtin University of Technology.