oxo studio
oxo studio

oxo studio

Architect from Indonesia
OXO is research and experimental based office. It focuses on exploring the fundamentals of architecture through contemporary epistemological and ontological speculation. Consistently conducting mass studies, interiorities, ground, aperture, and surface articulation - in particular, how these architectural elements can be broken down and arranged into resistance to each other. We call this a flat ontology architecture, where the architecture is made of the same discrete but different entities.

Ground in our work is treated as architecture, not landscape. Our architecture does fuse with or otherwise disappear and appear into ground, therefore term of symbiosis is used as modelling strategies such as mutualism, commensalism, hovering, nesting on a hole, or deferring landing via a ground object. Entry, rather than a smooth transition from outside to inside, becomes a strategy for leaping between separate worlds.