DDAP Architect is an architecture consultant based in Bali. Focusing on master plan, hotels, resorts, apartments and accommodation projects. Aside from that, DDAP is also actively participating in national and international design competitions.

DDAP Architect’s motto is “create identity in diversity”

Asia, a culturally rich continent, especially rich in the southeast with thousands of islands and diverse ethnic and culture. This diversity shaped its own unique architecture and their city patterns. This matter leads to a question. How can we, DDAP architect, have our identity despite its diversity?

One of the methods solving this issue is Herman Hertzberger’s Warp & Weft thinking. It states that each city or region has their own pattern like fabric constructed by weft yarn and warp yarn. The place where we build our environment is part of the fabric with its pattern and texture. So, if design abandons this pattern, it surely can’t be fitted to its pattern and will create chaos.

The concept is transcribed by DDAP Architect into a design process, producing an interactive and communicative design with its concept of space, proportion, material, and building mass. From this on, hopefully DDAP Architect will disclose a design identity, not only shown from the result but also from the design process. This design approach is a reading of the contextual characteristic to create the spirit of the place which we also know as “Genius Loci ”.