Neo-vernacular approach in architecture, as a “National cultural-strategy”, (Indonesia case)

Soesilo, A, Rudyanto Neo-vernacular approach in architecture, as a “National cultural-strategy”, (Indonesia case). In: 5th Celt INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of Language, Arts & Culture in Contemporary Society, Semarang.


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Until now, the Modern movement and recently Neo-modern movement, spread and covering the whole world, including Indonesia as a developing country. We call it “Internationalism”. That happen too in architecture, the whole wide world have the same experience and facing the same cube, box, glass, steel and metal, we all find the same architecture all over the world. After 1970s the rise of Postmodernism and Postmodern architecture - a linguistic and semiotic approach to architecture - give opportunity to the rise and revival of vernacular, traditional and local culture include the vernacular architecture. The forgetting of local vernacular architecture creates a strange atmosphere to indigenous people live in it; inhabitants become “alien” in their own habitat. Indonesia has a very large amount of local vernacular architecture!! It’s a part of our advantages that we should treat carefully, we can posit it as our “Cultural Strategy” facing the eroding effect of cultural globalization, and utilize it as an effort to decrease the alienation effect to our Indonesian people, whilst we can use it as a part of our Creative economy as one of the latest national economic policy. The Neo-vernacular architecture can give a new silhouette of Indonesian cities, familiar to the inhabitants who, nota-bene,is the indigenous Indonesian people – and as a background of all the activities of the people and a show-off to the outer-world about our local vernacular architecture that now being a hybrid neo-vernacular architecture, a modern technology but a vernacular style in architecture nowadays. Keywords (Bold, 11 font size): neo-vernacular, architecture, cultural strategy, Indonesia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: 700 Arts and Recreation > 720 Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Architecture and Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Mrs Rikarda Ratih
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 09:18

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