Modern Indonesian Architecture: a Cultural Discourse
Setiadi Sopandi

The paper highlights the course of Indonesian architectural development through the narrative of national and cultural identity which prevailed almost consistently from the early years of the 20th century. Despite the various contexts and the involvement of participants from different eras, the question of identity recurs among architectural practitioners, political figures, as well as the general public in Indonesia. In this light, architects are perceived as active agents continually contributing models of national identity through architectural forms, expressions, materials, and narratives.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Southeast Asian architecture, Modern urban planning, Tropical architecture, Indonesian modern architecture.

Issue 57
Year 2017
Pages 20-29

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