Art Hermitage Bagong Kussudiardja
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Initiated by dancer-painter-sculptor Bagong Kussudiardja in the late1970s, the complex evolved incrementally, centred around a dance hall and a trainees’ dormitory. Following significant earthquake damage in 2006, Eko Prawoto were appointed to develop a masterplan for phased restoration, remodelling and enhancement. Its hybrid approach is inspired by Indonesian kampongs (villages), combining traditional values into a contemporary setting. Materials include salvaged wood, recycled cable spools and leftover cement tiles. The steel-and-aluminium performance hall is enclosed behind a wall of undulating bricks, symbolising creative energy. A new soundproofed music room saves energy through natural lighting and ventilation, with air conditioning in the recording room only.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for CUlture

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Completed 2017
1,983 m²
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