Monday, March 24, 2008

Arsitektur UI 4D

Architecture department of University of Indonesia is currently holding an exhibition in tribute to its fourth decade of journey in academic and professional practices, which was officially opened by vice-president of Indonesia, Yusuf Kalla in 19th March 2008 with many local media coverage on the ceremony. This event will be held until 29 March 2008, that consist of the exhibition of the works from 4 generations of UI alumni, the seminar, and a book launch titled Arsitektur 4D.

The whole event flows under one concept of Under Construction, that reflects a never ending process of architecture that continually evolve as human mind does. The exhibition as well, is a process that started with some projects exhibition and the making of several installation art that will finished by the end of this event on March 29th.

As part of UI alumni association, Pavilion was cordially invited to submit its works throughout its years of practice. This time we present 3 projects for the exhibition, namely: The Miriam Budiardjo Resource Center at FISIP UI, the FIB Library at FIB UI, and Rumah Irman at Cilandak. We also submit 2 other projects for the book coverage, such as Musholla Al-Izzah at FKG UI and Student Canteen at FISIP UI. Both, the exhibition and the book, represent our scope of work that specializes in academic facility, and also residential.

The event was opened with Mr.JK's speech as well as a challenge for fellow architects to design cheaper dwellings for urban Indonesians with a sense of locality attached. The ceremony then proceeded with 'construction music' arrangement from a well known music arranger, Erwin Gutawa who also graduated from UI. Surprisingly, the music was played with many different tools we usually find in construction work by a group of architecture students. The exhibition also presents the work of Jay Subiyakto in art and cinematography, and Oesrifoel Oesman in his search for ancient trace of Trowulan dwellings in East Java. Since the opening and closing ceremony was/will be held at night, we also provide the exhibition outdoor lighting design and construction in collaboration with Phillips.