Soejoedi and Architecture in Modern Indonesia: A Critical Post-Colonial Study
Type
journal article
Year
2013
Post-Colonial buildings characterize architecture of modern Indonesia. How such buildings are distinguished from the colonial ones. As one of first generations of modern architect in the archipelago, Soejoedi (1928 -1981) is considerably an important figure who tries to deal with the liberation of architecture in Indonesia from Dutch colonial traces. This study is to disclose his works and their relationship in the context of modern culture and development. Despite his trainings in Western Europe, this essay argues that Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo was an original thinker and designer with a strong conviction that architecture is a sign of presence and contemporary awareness of current circumstances with the deeply rooted spirit of locality.
Citation
Wiryomartono, Bagoes. "Soejoedi and Architecture in Modern Indonesia: A Critical Post-Colonial Study," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 7, issue 1 (2013): 177-185.
Parent Publications
Copyright
Bagoes Wiryomartono
Country
Indonesia
Language
English
Keywords
architectural criticism
architectural design
architectural education
contemporary architecture
modern architecture