Philosophy of Bittersweet Design Memories

“Architecture” and “architectural” were sometimes used in daily conversation to describe a way of building a something or system or a thing that does not have relationship with building and the profession of an architect. Architect as a profession protected by law has a responsiblity to create a comfortable, safety-built environment which define a way to create good building. To define one good building is not easy, there are various factors such as how the innovation of a building system is addressed by, how the building responds to the philosophy, the urban-rural location,
and the art context. These key factors will define the architecture based on
our specific culture and climate which will be the key considerations on this short architecture course. The lectures host in one semester. The lectures has shaped basic understanding on how to think like an architect.To think like an architect, the lecture will address key factor stated above, such as:

Architect as profession,explained consists set of capability which strives for mastery to understand each phase of design from conceptual, schematic, construction drawing to site supervision. It’s one way to be responsible of what architects draw, to understand the design and product, the thought and drawing.

Experimenting architecture, explained consists of understanding innovation in architecture, one is construction and another one is deconstruction as a matter of tectonics in building system and phenomenology in history.

Design Behavior setting, in relationship of one space to another to accommodate specific culture, programs and the need of good social value.

Urban Design and its relationship with architecture consists of understanding the meaning and implications of setback line in architecture, building massing, floor aspect ratio , and urban design guideline to achieve social value.

Ethics in architecture consists of argumentation of being architect as obligation to serve society, a question for technics to help people to create social house. Do we need participation in architect’s profession or do we mislead the term “participation” in architecture? How the profession established in other countries to address the need of architects? Participation or isolation in architect’s profession?

How to build Architecture Firm consists of understanding types of architecture firm. We need to look into how the architects form the practice and raise the question to understand in specific about what is needed for the future considering various types of projects, typology, and demand of architect’s role to create beautifully built environment.

How to think like an architect discussed the possible answer of What is and How does an architect as profession evolve. What is needed for preparing yourself to understand or be good architect? How to establish a best practice in architect’s profession as a development of best architecture quality in Indonesia?

How does an architect as profession evolve. What is needed for preparing yourself to understand or be good architect? How to establish a best practice in architect’s profession as a development of best architecture quality in Indonesia?

Why is architect as profession important ? Or what is the ethic to maintain a good architect’s profession among one, another which is public to architect, or client to architect, or architect to architect as collegue ?

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