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LOCATION
Address: Intiland Tower, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.32, RT.3/RW.2, Karet Tengsin, Tanahabang, Central Jakarta City
City: Jakarta
State:
Zip Code: 10250
Nation: Indonesia
Google Maps Address: -6.21443, 106.81765

STATUS
Type: Office
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1982-1990
Site Area:
Floor Area:
Height: 328.08 ft.
Floors (Above Ground): 26
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: PT Yamano Utama
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Ir. Johannes H. Gunawan, IAI
Landscape:
Structural:
MEP: Professor Lee Seng Lip, PT Wiratman & Associates, Ir F. X. Zanussi, PT BMP Indonesia
Lighting: William Lam & Associates, Inc.
QS/PM: PT Woltrowindo/Wolferstan Trower

SUPPLIERS
Contractor: PT Wijaya Kusuma
Subcontractor(s):

Wisma Dharmala Sakti Office Headquarters

I always see the site. Of course I went there. I did an interesting thing, at their suggestion, as a matter of fact. I told them that I wanted to get as clear an idea of vernacular architecture in that part of the world as possible. They took me to some villages nearby, but they also took me to a tourist park that had built about twelve structures from the Indonesian islands. They are very distinctive architectural types. New Guinea is very different, of course, from Sumatra, and very different from Bali, and so on. They’re all a little bit corny and you could tell what was supposed to be there and what wasn’t. It wasn’t perfect. I knew these things from photographs because I’d also done a little research. I had known certainly some of them but not all of them. To see them, even in their degenerated forms in a tourist village, was a fascinating thing. You can always see certain things in reality. That was very instructive for me. You could see the intent; let me put it that way. Quite often the detail wasn’t as it should be. Sometimes they would fireproof things when they shouldn’t. It’s a little bit like Williamsburg; things get changed. It was very instructive to do that. After all, I could have taken six months and gone to two thousand islands or something but I didn’t have the time.
— Paul Rudolph, from a 1986 interview with Robert Bruegmann

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Wisma Dharmala Sakti on Emporis

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Dharmala Office Building.” Architecture and Urbanism 233 (February 1990): 18-25.

de Alba, Roberto. (2003). Paul Rudolph: The Late Work. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.