The 498th issue of South-Korean architecture magazine SPACE features a special on New Indonesian Architecture. Bert de Muynck | MovingCities wrote the introduction essay and selected recent works by Studio Tonton, mamostudio, 12AKITEK and Ahmad Djuhara. Text and images now online!
Based on the new Indonesian architecture projects that were visited during last years’ trip to Jakarta [on invitation to be part of the jury for the 2008 Architecture Awards organized by Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI)], we got to know the work of a small, vibrant and emerging architectural arena in Jakarta. In SPACE‘s introduction essay, called “Regional Architecture Confronting with Indonesian Tropical Climate“, the following analysis is made of the scene:
They might not share a common architectural language, but they surely share a common concern. It is this spirit that is reinterpreted by a younger generation today. Although different in styles and forms, the projects presented here share similarities in their approach to the common factors of heat, wind, and rain. The quest to build structures that blur the boundary between the outside and inside spaces has stimulated a local contemporary tropical architecture. Emerging from a small but vibrant architectural community is design that balances local responsibility and global creativity.
Following projects are now online on SPACE-website:
In the coming weeks MovingCities will publish an in-depth follow-up review on the pictured-above Puri Indah project by mamostudio, check as Green and Tidy | mamostudio [Mark Magazine #21 (Aug-Sep 09)] features it in its most recent issue.
Pictures by movingcities.org