Established in 2016, studio.talk is a design practice founded by a collective of four architects and an interior designer united by the same appreciation for sensitive sensory spaces as well as a passion for materiality, refinements and craftmanships. With a collective experience of nearly 30 years in various fields of design ranging from private residential development to mass retail and hospitality projects, studio.talk strives to deliver highly responsive rational design solutions to the brief requirements whilst remaining fresh and imaginative with an exploration through colour, light and texture.
Houses + Apartments
Retail + Hospitality
Exhibition + Installation
Adi Janitra B. Arch. Studies, M. Arch.
A founding director of studio.talk, Adi received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies, and later on his Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2008 and 2011 respectively, with short stints at University of California, Berkeley as well as Universität Stuttgart, Germany.
Having worked previously in both Melbourne and Jakarta, he has led design teams working on a range of projects, ranging from private residential and hospitality projects to larger master planning exercises. A staunch believer in the importance of experiential and sensorial quality from a user perspective through a particular space, Adi believes in enhancing the inherent character of a particular building or space, furnishing them with his wealth of knowledge in materiality, refined details and contemporary products.
The wanderlust of the team, he also constantly draws inspirations from his journeys to new places to discover and engage in other cultures and experiences. An avid scuba diver and a horticultural enthusiasts, he hopes to design a tropical eco resort one day in the far flung pristine corners of South East Asia.
Anissa Santoso S.T.
Anissa is a founding director of studio.talk, having received her Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture) from Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2010 prior to joining DP Architects in Singapore. At DP Architects, she was involved in the design of public institutional projects such as NUS University Town project and Sengkang General and Community Hospital.
In 2014, she returned to Jakarta to join a multi-national firm and heads the design team for all the regional projects for the firm, ranging from private residential to mid to high rise buildings. A process-oriented individual, she leads the project coordination and contract administration aspects of the building process at studio.talk to ensure projects move forward and designs are executed accordingly to standard.
A working mother of one (so far), her dream is to develop design solutions be it a furniture piece or a larger scale project, which responds directly and contributes positively to more child-friendly environments – a pressing widespread issue which she finds concerning in a developing country such as Indonesia.
Levina Limanjaya B.Des., S.Sn.
Principal (Interior Design)
A whimsical individual at heart, Levina heads the interior design arm of studio.talk with her distinctive design direction. She received her dual degree of Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Design from University of Pelita Harapan, Indonesia and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2013.
Having led the designs of several renowned retail and F&B concepts in Jakarta prior to founding studio.talk, she specialises in infusing the user experience with equal parts of thoughtful design refinements as well as playful surprising ideas that are often out of the box, fresh and rewarding.
A firm believer in the integration of space and branding, her dream project would be to work with cities of Indonesia to design and rebrand themselves, giving them a higher presence regionally and globally.
Talisa Danubrata S.T.
A founding director of studio.talk, Talisa, or more fondly known as Asya, believes in the concept of the quiet design – a design which is sensitive, subtle and thoughtful, yet profound in ways in which one experiences the design. As a result, she develops an affinity working on high-end private residential projects as well as hospitality projects where a heightened sense of experiential quality is very much called for.
She graduated from her Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture) from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia as one of the top graduates amongst her peers in 2014. Following which, she garnered several years of practical experience working for several local firms in Jakarta including Han Awal & Partners. Asya is meticulous, detail-oriented and experienced in imbuing projects with subtle interventions and poetic spaces.
Karina Wiriadidjaja S.T.
Karina is a founding director of studio.talk with a strong interest in retail and hospitality design. She believes in a design process which responds directly to a pressing issue of a project and offers a holistic solution which can directly be enjoyed by the target users. She received her Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture) from Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB) in 2014. Following which, she had enjoyed a stint working in Bali on hospitality projects prior to returning to Jakarta to work on various range of projects including high-end residential works in Singapore to mixed-use retail F&B concepts in Jakarta to large-scale resort master planning in Eastern Indonesia.
A minimalist at her core, Karina has an affinity for simplification – an essential process she believes will bring out and enhance even more the beauty of a particular space through a reductive approach with an eye for sophisticated detailings.
Tubagus Anugrah Trihendarta S.T.
A positive minded person, Hendar is one of the first members to join studio.talk’s team. His fascination about spaces, colors and textures in architecture led to him getting his Bachelor’s of Engineering (Architecture) from Parahyangan Catholic University in 2017. Studying spaces always excites him especially small spaces because it has a lot of constraint. He believes that spaces are made through a creative process of combining the conceptual design idea with the function of a space and solving a spatial dilemma through a study of shapes.
The creative process that he learned from architecture also implemented in his work in music. Music has always been his creative outlet to channel his emotions. Hendar, also known by his stage name Popsickle, always try to balance both of his passion and thrive to always learn from his experience. Because music and architecture serve as a foundation for his ability to think artistically and let him tell story and ideas through shapes and sounds
Prameswari Pujianto B.Env.D.
Prameswari is also one of the first few members to join studio.talk’s team and more familiar by the name Ames. She received her Bachelor’s of Environmental Design (B.Env.D) at the University of Manitoba – Canada with a couple of years dipping into Binus University’s faculty of Engineering (Architecture), Indonesia prior to that.
A curious thinker and tinkerer, Ames is passionate in the dynamic process of design itself, from narrative concepts, solving spatial conundrums, to experimental shape making. She’s most excited during the explorative stages of design where iterations begin to fall into place and everything has a good flow physically as well as narratively.
Aside from that, she is fascinated by affordance design, where objects and/or architectural elements have properties which subconsciously show users the actions they can take – of which she hopes to be a signature of hers in her future creations.
As engaging as physical architecture projects are, Ames enjoys doing Illustration and graphic designs the most when trying to express her crafty side whether it be architecturally or just on a whim, some of which can be seen in studio.talk’s portfolio.
Kanilaras Sumarna BA (Hons)
Juniour Architectural Designer
Kanilaras received her BA (Honours) degree in Architecture from the Manchester School of Architecture in 2020. Her passion for design has led her to earn experience in luxury hotel and resort developments in Koh Samui, working on refurbishment and preservation projects such as the Manchester City Hall as well as exploring the field of lighting and furniture design. She strives to explore architecture at its fullest and its impacts on the human psyche.
Rizqy Prathama Putra S.Ars
Junior Architectural Designer
Rizqy – or better known as Kikai – is a junior architectural designer of studio.talk. He recently received his Bachelor of Architecture from Parahyangan Catholic University and has been practicing architecture ever since. Kikai is an enthusiastic learner and a firm believer in the simplicity concept. He finds beauty in good proportion and believes that a detailed yet simple design can truly affect spatial quality as well as define its user’s character.
Kikai is eager to deep dive into the architecture world beginning with residential and commercial projects. As someone who is meticulous, Kikai dreams of realizing architecture through inner feelings rather than outward appearances which he believes can generate architecture its meaning and function.