Tuesday, 25 March 2008

“Tension-Span” Architecture Exhibition: The Tension and Debate on the History of Indonesia’s Modern Architecture

Date November 28, 2007–January 11, 2008
Venue Jakarta, Indonesia
Organisers Erasmus Huis and Centre of Architecture Documentation IAI Jakarta

The exhibition featured Indonesian architecture done in the period of 1910–2000, which was generally marked by disagreement among architects. Thus, it is this ‘tension’ in architecture that the exhibition aimed to capture. Exploring architecture in Indonesia through the influence of euro-centrism, modernism and regionalism, the exhibition also showcased how the younger generation of architects have been coming up with environmentally conscious designs.

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FuturArc Forum 2008 opens in Jakarta (Post Event News)

600 participants came together in Jakarta at FuturArc Forum to work towards a more sustainable built environment.

FuturArc Forum 2008 opened Tuesday, 19 February in Jakarta with experts on green building from around the world calling for action on sustainability. The forum is being held by FuturArc journal's publisher, BCI Asia, in eight cities across Asia Pacific with expected participation by 4,000 architects, engineers and property developers as well as students of these professions.

After hearing from representatives of the Indonesian Environment Ministry and the Jakarta Governor, Professor Ray Cole of Canada's University of British Columbia demanded that Indonesia take action on global warming by designing green buildings. Poul Kristensen of IEN Consultants then described the road to zero energy buildings in Malaysia and why it was so much better and cheaper to reduce energy demand in buildings rather than build new power stations. Ridwan Kamil of the Bandung Institute of Technology and Jimmy Priatman to Petra Christian University described some of the key issues in greening Indonesia's built environment and showed that sustainable architecture was appropriate for Indonesia. Lee Kut Cheung of RSP Architects described several Green Mark accredited buildings in Singapore and confirmed that a green building cost only 2% or 3% more than a standard building.

Six hundred participants turn up at the forum
FuturArc's Chief Editor Dr Nirmal Kishnani described the difficult challenge of designing green buildings as posed by three development sites in the inaugural FuturArc Prize design competition. From a field of strong entries from across the Asia-Pacific region, Indonesia's Willy Rahadian Pranata won the Master Award in the Professional Category for his design of D'Rimbunan at Leisure Farm Resort Residences in Johore, Malaysia. The awards were presented to them at the forum by representatives of Autodesk, the design software provider, and BCI Asia, the construction information provider.

On Willy Rahadian's design, FuturArc Prize Juror Dr Deo Prasad of the University of New South Wales said: "This project has demonstrated a high level of expertise in green issues and ties it with a good level of analysis of the same. The designs are also very workable and livable."

A dinner was held after the forum to recognize the 10 most active architectural firms in Indonesia. The firms in the BCI Asia Top 10 2008 for Indonesia are, Airmas Asri PT, Anggara Architeam PT, Arkonin PT, Denton Corker Marrshal Jakarta - Duta Cermat Mandiri PT, Indomegah Cipta Bangun Citra PT, Megatika International PT, PTI Architects, Sekawan Design Inc Arsitek PT, Tetra Design Indonesia PT and Urbane Indonesia PT.

The Jakarta forum's Platinum sponsors was Cipta Mortar Utama PT; Gold sponsors are 3M and Pryda; and, the Top 10 awards sponsors include Autodesk, Holcim, Legrand and Philips.

FuturArc Forum will move to Singapore on Friday where World Green Building Council Chairman Kevin Hydes will take the podium along with other experts from around the world.

Presenters' Notes

Presenter Biography File
Budi A. Sukada has been an active member of the National Committee of the Indonesian Architecture Institution (IAI) since 1986, and became the IAI Chairman in 2002. He is also a lecturer at the University of Indonesia and Tarumanegara University, and is currently serving as a juror in several architecture competitions. Download File

Professor Ray Cole, PhD is the Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the School’s Design Center for Sustainability. Dr Cole was selected as a North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor for “sustained commitment to building environmental research and teaching” in 2001. In 2003 he received the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service and the US Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award. Available Soon
Poul E Kristensen holds a BSc (Hons.) in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Since graduation in 1977 he has been involved in research on energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings, with projects under the International Energy Agency, as well as under the Danish and European Energy Research Programs. Download File
Ir. M Ridwan Kamil, M.Arch, is Principal of Urbane Indonesia Architect. He completed his Masters degree at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States. In 2003 Ridwan Kamil returned home from studies and employment at Edaw in San Fransisco and Hong Kong to establish his own architecture and design company, Urbane Indonesia. His award-winning enterprise now works on large-scale projects throughout the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia. Ridwan also teaches architecture and writes on Design & Redevelopment and Regional Community Planning. Download File
Ir. Jimmy Priatman, M.Arch is Chairman of the Center for Building Energy Study Petra Christian University and the Principal Architect of Archi-Metric, PT. He completed a Masters degree at the college of architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology in the United States and helped design the 110th floor of the Cityfront Tower in Chicago. He promotes green building and chlorofluorocarbons. He won an award in 2002 from the ASEAN Center for Energy (ACE), for the Graha Pangeran Project, which uses only 140kwh/m2/year. He won a second award from ACE in 2006 for the Graha Wonokoyo Project, which uses only 88kWh/m2/year; well under Ace standardof 200kWh/m2/year. Download File
Anto P. Suparmanto has been working at PT. Cipta Mortar Utama as a manufacturer of pre-mixed mortar since 2003. Before he joined the company, he was working at PT. Procon Indah as Property Management Consultant, where he was responsible for several shopping centers in Jakarta. He graduated from the School Of Business and Management from MARA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Download File
Mr Lee Kut Cheung is the Managing Director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (PTE) Ltd. An architect with more than 30 years experience, Mr Lee has experience in a wide variety of building projects in both the public and private sector in Singapore including the Subordinate Law Courts, Woodlands Immigration Checkpoint, Victoria Concert Hall, Kandang Kerbau Hospital, Schools and Colleges, Ministry of the Environment Building, Revenue House, the Grand Copthorne Hotel, Ardmore Park Condominium, HDB Hub, NUS Cultural Centre and ITE Regional Campus. Mr Lee graduated with a BArch degree from Hong Kong University and did his postgraduate at the AA School of Architecture in London with special interest in tropical architecture and energy efficient design. He is currently leading RSP’s effort in promoting sustainability in architectural design. He is a Board Member of the Building Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore, the key Government body in charge of building and construction activities. BCA is actively promoting sustainability in building design and construction in Singapore. Download File

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