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「丗 SEI／徳田邸 - 京都 生きる喜び」https://bit.ly/34mkYBH では、京都の築100年を超える町家の改修「徳田邸」を写真・図面・テキストで紹介。改修を任された西沢立衛氏は、先人が遺したディテール（工夫）の痕跡について思いを巡らせます。そして、インドネシア・ニアス島の伝統住居を丹念に調査した「Structural Genius」https://bit.ly/3m6tBGy 。構造やプランだけでなく、住居がコミュニティ形成に果たす役割についても考察しています。
In our modern society, we have been obsessed with steady improvement and perfection since our modern era has started. As a result, many architects have been working hard to realize their ideas based on their clients life style that they can live efficiently.
On the other hand, the traditional houses have a bigger challenge to respond to changes in times. There are two new published books introducing different approaches. The first one is "Structural Genius" a research book written by the Indonesian architects, Fani Atmanti and Dini Aiko. They report about Nias Island in Indonesia, where are remains of traditional wooden houses called Omo Hada which design influenced by a ship structure. They have completely adapted to the environment, included religion and their community. Nevertheless many villagers try to modernize their life with changing the intended meaning of the old rooms. The village in the book became a tourist attraction thus the villagers have to take the middle of the tradition and the updating.
The second, "SEI | Tokuda House Kyoto Joy of Life" is showing us that the traditional building have a potential to be passed down in various ways and still remain in the next generation. The architect Ryue Nishizawa who renovated the Tokuda house and confronted the Japanese tradition said :
“I learned a great deal from working on a machiya, which is a cornucopia of details cleverly crafted by many artisans. I never tire of admiring the streetscapes of Kyoto and the substantial details of each building - all traces of human thought and cleverness.”
Both books makes us think about our ancestors who lived fully cherishing their own values. That lead us to the question, what kind of values should we have in the world when dealing in the midst of uncertainty about the future?
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Tepas Tandha Yekti office was spotted on the Channel News Asia in the program :
ASEAN’s Next Generation Leaders (ANGeLs)
Ep 10: GKR Hayu (Indonesia)
Collaborator : Santai Furniture, Anang Saptoto,
Original Link : Channel News Asia
Structural system : wood
Materials : wood
Site area : 999 m2
Building Area : 177.1 m2
Total floor area : 219 m2
Exhibition : GA Gallery, Tokyo
Mythical Bird for International Symposium on Javanese Culture: Attire and Civilization in the Palace of Yogyakarta
Clothes signify characteristic, values and social status and not merely to protect the body. Clothes can also distinguish profession, group identity, and nation. The function of clothes keep on developing along with political and social changes as well as industrial revolution which provides material to make clothes.
Yogyakarta Royal Court as one of the centres of Javanese Culture provides a lot example in relation to clothes and civilization. Within the royal court, the dress code for men and women are strictly regulated. The regulations define the styles, material, as well as the pattern of dress based on philosophycal meaning. The dress code in Yogyakarta Royal Court is so called "Awisan Dalem" regulates clothing based on social status. The clothes also reflect acculturation of Javanese and foreign culture, mainly Europe. The later had introduced its influence during the colonization since the establishment of Yogyakarta Sultanate until the independence of the Republic of Indonesia.
The clothes and civilization are the main topic for the International Symposium held by the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta. The symposium and exhibition gave souvenirs for the audience and participants who is involved to the event. The idea of the souvenir is inspired by the mythical bird which always appears in many old manuscripts and in one the of the Sultan`s batik. This mythical bird is from the Serat Babad Giyanti manuscript. It is reinterpreted and transformed into keychain and a buckle belt. The keychain is a gift for the media person who attend the pers conference and the buckle belt is for the invitation guest of Abalakuswa exhibition.
Photo credit : Jovanchen
Symposium Kit for International Symposium on Javanese Culture: Attire and Civilization in the Palace of Yogyakarta
Date & Place : March 2020, The Kasultanan Ballroom, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
Photo credit : Tepas Tandha Yekti, M.Rizal, Jovanchen
Fani Atmanti has designed a symposium set for International Symposium on Attire and Civilization in the Palace of Yogyakarta. This international symposium aims to celebrate the 30th coronation anniversary of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X based on Gregorian Calendar, and to recall history, culture, and knowledge, from research related with the Royal Court of Yogyakarta.
This symposium is expected to facilitate the academics, researchers, and Javanese cultur enthusiasts, especially those having interest in the Royal Court, in sharing their ideas on four sub-topics, namely history, philology, art performance, and socio-cultural aspects. The fourth subtopic on socio-culture will be arranged to accommodate all fields related to the Javanese teachings, which can include psychology, education, politics, gender studies, and many others.
The symposium set comprises notebook with the Angling Darma manuscript printed inside, plisket tote bag, engraved pen, and symposium box with custom acrylic as the ID card. Each one has the maroon color. The color tone was picked from sogan color (batik material).
More info about the event :
Date & Place : March 2020, Bangsal Pagelaran Siti Hinggil , Yogyakarta
Photo credit : Tepas Tandha Yekti, Kraton Jogja, Janoe Dhimaz
Fani Atmanti has designed a buckle belt using brass with distressed finishing. The souvenir is hand made product, created by the artisans who live in the oldest district in Yogyakarta. The illustration of the mythical bird was taken from the Babad Giyanti manuscripts, it was redrawed (hand sketch) by Fani Atmanti and edited digitally.
The ABALAKUSWA exhibition is part of activities to celebrate the jubilee (Tingalan Jumenengan Dalem) of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. Title of the exhibition is Abalakuswa: Royal Attire in the Palace of Yogyakarta”. Abalakuswa itself means fascinating royal attires.
The exhibition aims to give information about the royal attire and civilization in the Palace of Yogyakarta. It is also about the spirit of modernity that has outreached the way people dress in Yogyakarta under the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. However, the traditional clothing has persisted in gender identification, art performances, professions and authorities in The Palace of Yogyakarta.
Fani Atmanti thinks that inclusivity in Indonesia creative environment is really important because there are rich cultures in Indonesia.
Inclusivity itself is about appreciate and respect the different in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, education, and national origin. Indonesia has many ethnics, skillful craftsman,and rich cultures.
It is so important for young people in Indonesia to collaborate with the local craftsman tp create some meaningful masterpiece. The masterpiece itself is not only about the artistic and aesthetic but should also be intelligent where the product provide the problem solving of some issues in Indonesia.
It will also help the development of Indonesian's Creative Economy.
Collaborator : Karyn Lim
Date November 1st 2019
Place : PAGELARAN (Karaton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat)
Client : The Royal Court of Yogyakarta
Booklet designed for the opening of Sekaten Exhibition 2019.
32 pages fullcolor
cover : materica grey and linemaster green
content : bookpaper paper
binding : metal
production : Anang Saptoto
Date : July 2019
Place : National Design Center Singapore and 1A Tyrwhitt Rd
Photo credit : Karyn Lim