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Depok’s Density in Bits #1

When talking about the world’s biggest cities with notable population growth per annum, it is almost always the case that the surrounding towns take part in accommodating the excitement, thus also experiencing similar problems, and are in similar need of solutions. Jakarta in Indonesia is predicted to grow into world’s biggest urban agglomeration with 35.6 […]

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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (ACTIC) dan Arsitektur Urban Jepang

Arsitektur berasal dari terminologi Yunani architektoon, yang dihimpun dari arche yang berarti: asli, utama, awal; dan tektoon yang merujuk pada sesuatu yang berdiri kokoh dan stabil. Terlepas dari pemaknaan lain yang berkembang setelahnya, terminologi ‘arsitektur’ cenderung merujuk pada sudut pandang teknis terhadap sebuah bangunan. Di India, istilah Vasthu dipilih sebagai cara memaknai ‘arsitektur’, sebagaimana yang […]

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Architecture Erasmus+ Refleksi

Berlin on a Tuesday

March 27, 2018. After 16 hours of sitting on an almost empty bus, mostly filled with Russian-speaking passengers (effectively nullifying me from any sort of linguistic comprehension during the entire ride), I finally stepped out at Berlin’s central bus station. “It is a vacation,” I assured myself. “It is my vacation.”

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Architecture Napak Ruang Refleksi

Omah Kasongan: Sebuah Cerita

Barangkali diantara kita ada yang mengetahui atau pernah memiliki sebuah kotak berisi pengingat dari peristiwa-peristiwa yang terjadi di dalam hidup: foto masa kecil, jam tangan pemberian Paman, atau tiket pesawat kita yang pertama. Kotak tersebut masih terus kita isi, dan terkadang kita buka kembali saat dirasa perlu mengingat apa yang membawa kita sampai di sini. […]

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Architecture Refleksi

Tom Fisher dan Pilihan-pilihan Arsitek (yang Seharusnya Sudah Jelas)

Beberapa saat yang lalu, saya menonton lagi paparan Tom Fisher (University of Minnesota) tentang Desain dan Etika Berarsitektur yang disampaikan dalam acara Solutions for the Other 90%, yang dulu juga pernah disampaikan di salah satu kelas Etika Profesi. Fisher mengungkapkan bahwa sebagai arsitek dan desainer, keberpihakan kita dalam merancang secara nyata memberikan efek yang permanen […]

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Architecture Erasmus+ Napak Ruang

How to Do Bjarke Ingels (BIG) Tour in Copenhagen Just Like YouTube’s ‘donotsettle’, But Without Bike (or Internet)

One can argue that Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is the Elon Musk of architecture: a modern-day risk-taker, challenging the boundaries of design with his firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) growing BIGger (heh) every year. Although his works are increasingly well-scattered around the planet, Copenhagen (the firm’s initial base camp) still places first as the city […]

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Architecture

Competition Time: Omah Selasar / Veranda House

Almost two years ago, my two good friends and I submitted an entry for an international design competition on Urban Housing, which thankfully got us a second place. Here’s to finally sharing our competition panels, accompanied by the original presentation transcript that we prepared for the judging panel since we were super nervous at that […]

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Architecture Erasmus+

How to Get to Villa Savoye from Paris

If you are an architecture student/enthusiast and you somehow can make it to Paris for any reason, I strongly advise you to not forget that the most famous building in the world (of architecture students), and the father of all those pilotis you keep making in your designs (duh) is only an hour away in […]

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Architecture

5 Flexible House Design Solutions from Around the World to Tackle Growing Housing Demands

Housing continues to become a constant challenge in growing cities. For example, in the growing economies of Asia, Latin America and Africa, cities must be prepared to house its massive influx of people in the quickest and most efficient way. However, we’ve seen enough of social housing failures where the blocks that the residents are […]

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Architecture

Perkembangan Kebijakan Perumahan di Singapura

Lingkungan binaan (built environment, baik dalam bentuk perumahan atau pemukiman) terbentuk dari interaksi antara manusia, ruang, dan lingkungannya. Karenanya, cara berpikir terhadap lingkungan binaan selalu dipengaruhi kualitas interaksi ketiga hal tersebut, dan selalu berubah seiring waktu (dinamis) dalam rangka menemukan titik keseimbangan yang relevan dengan zamannya. Salah satu contoh yang membuktikan hal ini adalah proses […]