“Tropicality Revisited: Recent Approaches by Indonesian Architects” at DAM

The exhibition is split into two sections, ‘Tropicality’ and ‘Case Studies’. The former examines the ideas, events and issues that have led us to our current understanding of tropical architecture. ‘Case Studies’, takes 12 recent Indonesian projects by local architects and looks at how each design responds and reacts to its site.

 

Studi-O-Cahaya, West Jakarta\Jakarta, architect: Adi Purnomo (mamostudio) © Paul Kadarisman

Studi-O-Cahaya, West Jakarta\Jakarta, architect: Adi Purnomo (mamostudio) © Paul Kadarisman

 

Architecture in the Tropics was never just about offering shelter from rain and sun. “Tropical architecture” suddenly gained global relevance with the emergence of Modernist Architecture and was adapted to suit all climates and cultures. During the post-War period the science of climatic architectural design became an international success. (more…)