Kamis, 22 November 2012
Minggu, 18 November 2012
a proposition which tries to address the urgency of 21st century architecture
One would imagine that in 2012 skyscraper should be like a new representation of ‘cool’, very ‘advanced’ in terms of ‘technology’, and sometimes should appear ‘different or even alien’ with a very complicated reasoning and in the end most of them are not even trying to resolve the real fact that world has to face. All mentioned reasons it was getting very common in the recent architectural discourse many groups would emphasized the contemporary design in architecture by relating it to nature, although if we questioned, is it necessary for such a compact living, one would agree and in the other hand some might not agree. Begin with this question in mind in the next paragraph I explained what is homeless skyscraper.
Homeless skyscraper is an idea to stimulate the current movement in architecture which currently were often demonstrating the beauty of curvilinear, smooth surfaces, and in the end resulting a lot of similar appearance although the algorithms that was used in the process it was completely different. Thus the ideal new paradigm of 21st century skyscraper was not the aesthetic, but rather its offer or stimulation toward the common sense, which are broader to be able to fill in the gap between the technological approach in architecture and the architecture which emphasized humanity and generosity. With the term ‘homeless’ skyscraper, the skyscraper can be placed anywhere as long as it is needed, meaning of ‘homeless’ not only for people who has no home nor roofless, but it could be broader in the sense of each individual interpretation.
In other words, if architecture mere as an aesthetic of current technological development, to be honest it is not necessary to be discussed in a larger field in architecture, because in the end it will only produce the luxurious architecture whose only capable of being used by wealthy community. Therefore with this proposal what I tried to underline and to extrapolate from the real situation currently in the world where poverty level are increased, environment and ecosystem has been distracted, and many other reasons. As a human civilization that has already very modern in terms of technology, but in the other hand there are minor community whose not able to survive in the proper pyramid cycle and yet the total numbers of homeless in each country in the world not necessarily to show up the number. Thus someone has to at least try to stimulate a proposal which basically trying to provide a shelter, washroom, and bathroom, the three basic needs to be able to survive and live within the society.
Homeless skyscraper is a little hope for them who are unlucky and also a new happy community although they are not getting the best among the best skyscraper in this competition and in the world.
Mekarwangi House (Wall and slab house)
Project: Mekarwangi House/Wall and Slab House
Site area: 100 sqm
Built-up Area: 225 sqm
Status: Commenced on October 2011
Principal: Asa Darmatriaji
Co-Principal: Kemal Ramadhan
Project Team: Davi Regines (Design Assistant)
Mekarwangi house is located in South part of Bandung city in Indonesia. The climate condition around it was relatively hot and humid, because it’s adjacent with the city industrial zone. This condition lead us to take account the hot wind and high humidity level in our design process. It was sited in a 100sqm plot of land. The owner’s requirements were quite a lot in comparison with the size of the plot.
Our main concept was introducing a wall and slab house that is nestled in between various types of neighbouring buildings, which lead us to provide an open plan concept on each floor which is suited with the client profession and give a freedom to the client to modify the house. The house design approach is able to adapt for several functions; by applying several layers on the wall and slabs will allow the user for more control. The first layer of the building or windows are adjustable to rest on one or both sides of the neighbouring walls, and in the second layer with perforated metal which will allow the owner to manually or mechanically to limit or control the direct sunlight according to their necessities. The house was designed to avoid columns that are exposed, and each floor is free open space that could be used for multi purposes.
Architecture has been a tool of commodities that are being traded like a fashion, whether being shown either in public or for private purposes. The main concept was inspired from an open concept of Sundanese traditional houses in Indonesia which would bring the house user to embrace his or her own personality to their surroundings; the design was intended to achieve certain level of efficiency, simplicity, openness, which tries to emphasize the main characteristics of our traditional culture.