A Juxtaposition of History & Modern Architecture
The current Rumah Atsiri Indonesia is a renovated 50-year-old
factory with a modern touch that still preserves the original
design of the buildings. The revitalization of Rumah Atsiri
Indonesia was done using the contextual juxtaposition method. The
original building, that has become the identity of the site, was
preserved; however, something new was also introduced without
damaging the original building. You can differentiate the old and
new designs through the materials used. The old design (our main
buildings) mainly used concrete and iron, while the recent one
used steel, wood, and glass.
Details, in architecture, also play an important part--and Rumah Atsiri Indonesia is no exception. Not only strengthen an identity; details also reveal the stories behind a building. On the parking area, notice how the shape of our pavings is different from the common block-shaped pavings. This different shape of paving can also be found on the frame of our restaurant's chairs and the corner pillar of our Rumah Atsiri Restaurant, on the plot of plants in Marigold Plaza, and on the logo of Rumah Atsiri itself. The pavings' particular shape was originated from the shape of the ventilation blocks--a partition between spaces in a room that primarily functions as orifices for air circulations and lighting--in the old building of Rumah Atsiri Indonesia.
For us, the architecture of this essential oil factory, which was established in 1963, is a symbol of diplomacy between two countries, Indonesia and Bulgaria. It's a building that is also a testament to the glory of Indonesian essential oils in the global market.
Have a nice adventure in Rumah Atsiri Indonesia! Here, you will not only trace the aroma of essential oils but also its historical footprints and the various efforts to nurture it.