“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.


 

Practical information

“Tropicality Revisited”
August 29, 2015 –  January 3, 2016
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) 3rd floor
Schaumainkai 43, 60596
Frankfurt

 


For many generations of Indonesian architects, the tropics has never been a romantic colony, but a harsh reality with its torrential rains, heat, and high humidity. Today, “tropical architecture” is often easily forgotten by the critics, lost behind the glazed and airconditioned skyscrapers or the celebrated designs for tropical tourist resorts. At times, it seems to be taken for granted – pitched roof and overhangs are the ready-to-use answers – but it is also a challenge for architects to find new solutions. In the days of climate change and energy crises, architecture adapted to the climate is making a triumphal comeback.

 

AM Residence, Bintaro\Jakarta, architect: Andra Matin © Paul Kadarisman

AM Residence, Bintaro\Jakarta, architect: Andra Matin © Paul Kadarisman

AM Residence, Bintaro\Jakarta, architect: Andra Matin © Paul Kadarisman

AM Residence, Bintaro\Jakarta, architect: Andra Matin © Paul Kadarisman

AM Residence, Bintaro\Jakarta, architect: Andra Matin © Paul Kadarisman

AM Residence, Bintaro\Jakarta, architect: Andra Matin © Paul Kadarisman

 

12 ARCHITECTS \ 12 PROJECTS

Achmad Tardiyana, Jakarta – Rumah Baca, Bandung
Adi Purnomo \ mamostudio, Ciputat – Studi-O Cahaya, West Jakarta
djuhara + djuhara, Ciputat – Wisnu Steel House, Bekasi
andramatin, Jakarta – Andra Matin House, Jakarta
Csutoras & Liando, Jakarta – Kineforum Misbar, Jakarta
d-associates, Bandung – Tamarind House, Jakarta
EFF Studio, Denpasar \ Bali – Almarik Restaurant, Gili Trawangan \ Lombok
Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop, Yogyakarta – Eko Prawoto House, Yogyakarta
Studio Akanoma, Bandung – Ciledug Timber House, Ciledug \ Tangerang
LABO, Bandung – House #1 at Labo. the mori, Bandung
Studio TonTon, Jakarta – Ize Hotel, Seminyak \ Bali
Urbane Indonesia, Jakarta – Baiturrahman Mosque, Kopeng \ Yogyakarta

 

House #1 at LABO.themori\Bandung, architects: LABO. Architecture+Design © Paul Kadarisman

House #1 at LABO.themori\Bandung, architects: LABO. Architecture+Design © Paul Kadarisman

Eko Prawoto House\Yogyakarta, Architekten: Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop \\ © Foto: Paul Kadarisman

Eko Prawoto House\Yogyakarta, Architekten: Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop © Paul Kadarisman

Wisnu & Ndari House by Djuhara + Djuhara ©  Paul Kadarisman

Wisnu & Ndari House by Djuhara + Djuhara © Paul Kadarisman

Tamarind House, South Jakarta\Jakarta, architect: d-associates (Gregorius Supie Yolodi & Maria Rosantina) © Paul Kadarisman

Tamarind House, South Jakarta\Jakarta, architect: d-associates (Gregorius Supie Yolodi & Maria Rosantina) © Paul Kadarisman

At the Baiturrahman Mosque by Urbane Indonesia © Paul Kadarisman

At the Baiturrahman Mosque by Urbane Indonesia © Paul Kadarisman

Rumah Baca is the home of architect Achmad Tardiyana © Paul Kadarisman

Rumah Baca is the home of architect Achmad Tardiyana © Paul Kadarisman


 

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