Where It Began / Cultivating Ideas

Coffee Break

"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There is begins."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Founders of Bada discussing ideas

2012, Bada started out with a simple cup of coffee in a Warung by a beach in Bali, black with two sugars. The 7 AM sun and the fresh breeze brought simple ideas to the table. How to make a better world? And how to enjoy architecture? Even how to make a better life? With the owner of the Warung, Ibu Titi waiting by the kitchen, our ideas kept flowing till noon. Nasi Gorengs and our second cup of coffees filled our afternoon.

One day a conceptual idea came to mind. This brought all sort of discussions and arguments to a sketch and model, Bada was born.

Feeling comfortable with the people involved, everyone had their role. Sadly, everyone was busy with their office hours and the conceptual idea never came to reality. Even so, ever since when we had time to enjoy coffee together, ideas kept coming and the discussions never ended.

Finally, after 2 years of thoughtful moments and ideas, in 2014 Bada has been established.