Today’s architecture, a brief comparative between Japanese and Indonesian Architecture

By comparing specific examples in your country with those in Japan, please state your opinion on the role that today’s architecture plays in urban planning in the globalization era, in terms of landscape preservation and human-nature coexistence

Recently, the increasing intention of humanity architecture, along with environmental, and the common good outcome, is inevitably a signal of serious problems in our built environment. Considering the fact that globalization and its neoliberal ideology failed to meet its goals to make a better life. Architecture especially in term of its spatial production as a tool of the capital cannot be underestimated. It also proofed that architecture still posits in a contradictory profession. Its actions intersect with a huge range of unrelated domains; at the same time, its nature -to build- is so complex that sadly grounded the architect as a builder and a thinker at the same time.

As I mentioned previously, architecture is a collective practice that will challenge its nature identity to engage with the important non-architectural issues. It is then embarking architecture not only as a solution delivery rather it can be an approach towards achieving wider opportunities. In particular, when it refers to the spatial interpretation of nature and human being.

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Japanese Architecture, and what I want to learn about

Based on what you have learned at university, what would you like to learn from Japanese architecture ?

Throughout my time, studying and practicing in architecture, planning, space, and design manifestos, I would like to argue that architecture is not merely about form acrobatics. It should be conceived as a collective practice that never be solely single entity.

In many times, architecture also can be acted as a virtual engagement beyond its physical intervention, and it goes broader than its nature function as a spatial context. Space and architecture are not separated dimension. Its indivisibly coupled following other social and spatial dimensions.   Continue reading “Japanese Architecture, and what I want to learn about”