Indonesia-born and Singapore-raised Amanda Gunawan does not believe in designing for the moment. At OWIU (Only Way Is Up) The Los Angeles based architectural practice she co-founded in 2018—Gunawan is dedicated to sustainable development while designing refined residential and commercial spaces that are intended to evolve slowly with each inhabitant. 


"My favorite holiday tradition is going for a run with my friends and family the morning after to kickstart the day. I always gather people for a run together on Christmas Day and New year’s day and go to a park to do this. We start the day together feeling great after a sweat and being outdoors. Family members would join in and sometimes walk, after, we would all enjoy this well-deserved Christmas meal together and I’ve carried this tradition with me when I celebrated here with someone else’s family (last year) and in Singapore (which is usually the case) with my own family, every year.


Amanda pictured wearing the Maia Top



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