Bambu dan Realitas Sustainable Yang Tersembunyi

Tidak terlalu lama rasanya euforia tentang green, eco, dan sustainable building – development mewabah di seantero jagat Indonesia bahkan dunia. Terlebih dengan high exposure media (arsitektur) mainstream yang lantas menjadikan green sebagai tren dalam mewujudkan hunian atau bangunan yang dianggap peduli terhadap keberlangsungan lingkungan. Tapi pernahkah kita berpikir lebih mendalam tentang apa itu green ? apa itu sustainable ? dan mengapa penggunaan material yang berlabel “green” saja itu tidak cukup untuk menjelaskan gagasan besar dari “sustainable” ?

Sebuah manifesto hasil dari kompetisi desain mengenai “green” di dunia arsitektur pernah cukup kritikal dihasilkan oleh biro desain Rotterdam bernama STAR di tahun 2011. Manifesto itu berjudul ” O’Mighty Green ” yang terdiri atas lima hipotesa mengenai fenomena green di dunia arsitektur. Dimana di point terakhir mereka menulis bahwa

The Green is the common lie, the secret consensus, the perfect crime; everybody knows that it cannot be that good, that it cannot be that easy, but why bother? It sells, and there is enough Green for everybody ” .

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Internship Experience with Obayashi Corporation, Japan

Obayashi Corporation is one of the five major Japanese construction companies. It was founded by Mr. Yoshigoro Obayashi in 1892 in Osaka, and operates not only in Japan but also overseas including Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and United States. Recently, Obayashi Corporation has been involving in many major Japanese landmarks for example the Kyoto Station, Tokyo Skytree, Namba Parks, Grand Front Osaka, and Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Center. During 2016 Ando Program Host Company Training in Obayashi Corporation, there were two trainees have been working here in a ten-day internship since 3 October to 18 October 2016. My dearest colleagues from Bangladesh, Ishika Alim and I, Muhammad Nelza Mulki Iqbal from Indonesia, were given a design assignment about Osaka New Museum and we were taken on a building construction site visit in Kyoto and Osaka. It was a wonderful experience that we never imagined, working in a tight schedule while trying to learn as much as possible about Japanese construction technology and design approaches.

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