ABOUT SWG STUDIO INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIO MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

SANTOSO BUDIMAN AND GREG ROYCE FOUNDERS OF SWG STUDIO INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIO IN BUILDINGS, INTERIORS AND OBJECTS

 

SANTOSO_BUDIMAN

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE

REGISTERED BUILDING PRACTITIONER WITH VICTORIAN BUILDING AUTHORITY, AUSTRALIA

REGISTERED CONSULTANT WITH HERITAGE VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

ACCREDITED DESIGNER WITH DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

 

SWG STUDIO, IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN FOCUSED STUDIO OF THE PARTNERS SANTOSO BUDIMAN AND GREG ROYCE IN MELBOURNE. THE STUDIO WAS FOUNDED IN THE LATE 2009 TO FORM A COMMITTED TEAM WITH THE PASSION AND DESIRE TO BE A STUDIO THAT OFFERS DYNAMIC PROFESSIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN SERVICES IN BUILDINGS, INTERIORS AND OBJECTS.

THIS RANGES FROM PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL, WHICH IS PREDOMINANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH HERITAGE OVERLAY, EXTENSION AS WELL AS NEW BUILD TO MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMERCIAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS, THIS INCLUDES HOSPITALITY, RETAIL AND OFFICE INTERIOR PROJECTS.

AS THE DESIGN PRINCIPAL FOR THE STUDIO AND TRAINED AS AN ARCHITECT, SANTOSO IS INVOLVED IN EVERY PROJECT FROM THE START TO THE FINAL STAGE. USING HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL WHILE WORKING ON EACH PROJECT, HE FINDS A UNIQUE SET OF CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE ENHANCED, EMBODIED AND EXTENDED THROUGH A PROCESS OF DESIGN THAT ACHIEVES THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME.

BEFORE PARTNERING SWG STUDIO, WHILE IN THE WORKPLACE AT LOVELL CHEN ARCHITECTS AND HERITAGE CONSULTANTS, SANTOSO WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS THAT INCLUDED PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS. THERE WAS PARTICULAR FOCUS ON HERITAGE LISTED PUBLIC BUILDINGS FOR MAJOR INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY AND RMIT MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA.

IN LATE 2011, HE ALSO ASSISTED LOVELL CHEN ARCHITECTS AND HERITAGE CONSULTANTS FOR THEIR NEW OFFICE FIT OUT AT THEIR NEW PREMISES IN EAST MELBOURNE.

SANTOSO PRIDES HIMSELF ON BEING A HARD WORKING CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE INDIVIDUAL AND IS ALWAYS WILLING TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS IN THE DESIGN FIELD FROM ARCHITECTURE TO ART.

WITH HIS PASSION FOR ART, SANTOSO ALSO BEGAN A CAREER IN FINE ARTS IN 2003 AND WAS REPRESENTED BY A GALLERY IN AUCKLAND WHICH SOLD A NUMBER OF HIS WORKS. HE HAS ALSO HAD SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND HAS SOLD HIS WORK IN MELBOURNE SINCE THEN.

SANTOSO IS ALSO INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEERING WORKS WHEN HE CAN, SUCH AS:

A PORTFOLIO REVIEWER AT ONE OF MELBOURNE’S SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN,

A MENTOR AT RMIT UNIVERSITY MELBOURNE CITY CAMPUS AND

HE IS ALSO MEMBER OF THE PROJECTS AND BUILDINGS COMMITTEE AT A SIGNIFICANT HERITAGE BUILDING OF AN ANGLICAN CHURCH IN MELBOURNE CBD.

 

 

 
 

GREG_ROYCE

STUDIO PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER

AFFILIATE MEMBER WITH DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

REGISTERED CONSULTANT WITH HERITAGE VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

 

WITH BIG PASSION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE SINCE HE EVER CAN REMEMBER, GREG STARTED DOING HIS OWN PROJECTS IN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT 30 YEARS AGO. THIS INCLUDED SINGLE DWELLINGS AS WELL AS MULTI RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS. HE HAS WORKED TOGETHER WITH ARCHITECTS AS THEIR CLIENTS FOR HIS PROJECTS IN THE PAST AND ALWAYS HAD A BIG INTEREST IN PARTNERING A DESIGN CONSULTING FIRM ONE DAY.

GREG DIDN’T WASTE ANY TIME WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE. AT HIS CURRENT POSITION AS A CO-FOUNDER, STUDIO PRINCIPAL AND A MENTOR AT SWG STUDIO AND ALSO WITH HIS BROAD INVOLVEMENT IN EVERY PROJECT, HE SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH OUR CLIENTS THROUGH HIS PAST EXPERIENCE IN A MORE PRACTICAL APPROACH FROM THE EARLY DESIGN STAGE TO THE FINAL DELIVERY.

WITH HIS LOVE OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND ART, HE GAINED HIS EDUCATION THROUGH TRAVEL AND PAST EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING HIS VISIT TO RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE BY FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS. FOR INSTANCE THE GUGGENHEIM BY FRANK O GEHRY IN BILBAO, MAXXI BY ZAHA HADID IN ROME, UNESCO MEDITATION SPACE BY TADAO ANDO AND PARC DE LA VILLETTE BY BERNARD TSCHUMI IN PARIS AND OTHERS.

HE ALWAYS STRIVES TO LEARN NEW THINGS AND GAIN KNOWLEDGE EITHER IN ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, ART OR IN GENERAL. HE IS ALSO AFFILIATE MEMBER OF THE DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA TO CONTINUE HIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

HE IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO GIVE BACK AND SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAS GAINED TO OTHERS FOR THEM TO CREATE A BETTER QUALITY OF CONTEMPORARY LIVING EXPERIENCE TO OTHERS.

 

TWO YEARS IN A ROW AS A NOMINEE AT THE GERMAN DESIGN AWARD, WE ARE "OVER THE MOON" FOR THE REASON THAT OUR JAZZ UP RESIDENCE PROJECT HAS BEEN AWARDED A SPECIAL MENTION AWARD FOR THE GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2019.  WE ARE SO DELIGHTED THAT AS A SMALL AUSTRALIAN DESIGN PRACTICE IS REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN LANDSCAPE.  ISSUER: THE GERMAN DESIGN COUNCIL'S INTERNATIONAL PREMIER PRIZE  LINK:  https://www.german-design-award.com/en/the-winners/gallery/detail/23814-victorian-cottage-jazz-up-residence.html

TWO YEARS IN A ROW AS A NOMINEE AT THE GERMAN DESIGN AWARD, WE ARE "OVER THE MOON" FOR THE REASON THAT OUR JAZZ UP RESIDENCE PROJECT HAS BEEN AWARDED A SPECIAL MENTION AWARD FOR THE GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2019.

WE ARE SO DELIGHTED THAT AS A SMALL AUSTRALIAN DESIGN PRACTICE IS REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN LANDSCAPE.

ISSUER: THE GERMAN DESIGN COUNCIL'S INTERNATIONAL PREMIER PRIZE

LINK: https://www.german-design-award.com/en/the-winners/gallery/detail/23814-victorian-cottage-jazz-up-residence.html

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

WE BELIEVE DESIGN CAN BRING A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE PAST. IT IS SIMPLY WHAT YOU MAKE IT. THIS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A PROCESS OF CLOSE ONGOING DIALOGUE, COLLABORATION, INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF INSTINCT AND INSIGHT.

OUR STUDIO'S EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS OF EACH PROJECT ENSURE A UNIQUE AND APPROPRIATE APPROACH THAT FASCINATES AND INSPIRES, FROM CONCEPT DESIGN THROUGH FINELY CRAFTED DETAIL.

THE COALESCENCE BETWEEN THE COLLABORATION OF IDEAS, KEEN DESIGN OBJECTIVES, COMMUNICATION AND STRONG MANAGEMENT SKILLS CONTRIBUTES TO OUR SUCCESS IN OUR DESIGN EITHER IN BUILDINGS, INTERIORS, FURNITURE AND OTHER DESIGN AREAS.

ALL OF OUR PROJECTS ARE SPECIAL TO US AND THEY ARE VERY INDIVIDUAL TO IT'S NATURE.

WE WORK AND COLLABORATE CLOSELY TOGETHER WITH YOU FROM THE BRIEF DOWN TO THE PROCESS AND TO THE COMPLETION.