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University of Indonesia presents 13 student design projects that respond to water

A project where Earth is ejected out of the solar system and another exploring how human gluttony to build more buildings has made soil become acidic is included in our latest school show by the University of Indonesia.

Also included is a wellness resource that uses water in the healing process and a water machine that imitates a tree's water system.


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School: University of Indonesia, Department of Architecture, Final Project Studio 2021
Courses:
Tutors: 
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun

School statement:

"This studio is based on critical reflections on the architectural imaginaries of water. We contemplated ubiquitous water, including our water in bodies and many other different manifestations.

"In a roundabout way, processes were developed through the research-by-design stages. This includes clarification, methodologies, application, and evaluation. These projects also reevaluate how design can define and redefine the relationship between architecture and water."


The Southern Throughway of Convergence | Parangkusumo Sacred Waters by Alvin N. Pratama

"Water in Javanese spirituality can be seen as something that is both an immaculate source of things or a dreadful entity. This came from the Hindu-Buddha conception of the world, where it is modelled after the living organism.

"In the narrative sense, the cosmic waters are considered the elixir of life generated to be the abode for the dead that is not free of darkness, death, and destruction.

"These resemble distinctively on the impression of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul a divine feminine figure to have both ideals in the metaphysical dimension. This project focuses on reconstructing those ideals of transcendence and sacredness of water in Ratu Kidul's Domain, the metaphysical realm."

Student: Alvin N. Pratama
Course: Final Studio 2021
Tutors: Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and farid rakun


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WA.TE.RS: Mars Water Matter by Kharizmi Alda Raisa

"Taking advantage of Mars' water cycle and its special conditions can help raise awareness of human activities that use and produce water in different amounts and forms.

"In this project, by composing human activities based on the features of the Martian atmosphere that still uses water as a source of life, living spaces are formed that have different atmospheric features. With this unique system, it is hoped that humans can be more aware of the water system that occurs in each of their activities."

Student: Kharizmi Alda Raisa
Course: Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors: Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Manifesting Religious Tolerance in Indonesia with Water as Epitome: Sasana Tenggang Rasa by Dimas Rafidhiya Nugraha

"The interrelationship of the value of water based on religion shaped this project's narrative. The apparatus forms a tangible work of valuing water, through the water treatment process, depicts the value of the intangible one. This mechanism emits sensory information.

"Henceforth, sensory information was exposed to the users of the space. This prompted users to reflect upon and achieve one's internal sight. A monument of habit, a habit of respecting others. Engulfed by the guidance of flowing waters."

Student: Dimas Rafidhiya Nugraha
Course: Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors: Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Kasepen Saka Andon - Reimagining the Oceanic Noise Pollution by Andianto Mahdi Prasasya

"Our anthropogenic quest has interfered with the soundscape as a silent manifestation of oceanic ecological balance; the harmonious duality of biophony (natural sounds projected from the living creatures) and geophony (natural sounds projected from geological factors).

"Humans might care less about these facts due to how it remains unheard.
"These views on the disturbed ocean soundscape envisions the initial narrative for the architectural scheme.

"The project explores the oceanic noise pollution as a primary space-making substance that relates to three actors/actants, namely the marine creature (as the direct toll of the catastrophe), the local, small-Andon fishermen (as the indirect toll of the catastrophe), and operators of the ocean industry (as the causator of the catastrophe)."

Student: Andianto Mahdi Prasasya
Course: Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors: Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Sea Guardian Tale by Kanza Risqi Fachriza

"Sea Guardian Tale' tells a hypothetical scenario about how sea gipsies adapt their life while facing oil spills.

"The whole scenario from before the chaos and after the chaos unfolds through the narrative. The purpose of this project is to reimagine and push the imagination to solve the issues by adapting their past nomadic life."

Student: Kanza Risqi Fachriza
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung, Farid Rakun


The Last Winter on Earth: Inhabiting The Hostile (or, how the rich save themselves) by Radinda Syahira Pratiwi

"This is an impossible story of the Earth being ejected out of the solar system. Through the use of the Earth's internal heat and their collective ruling elite solidarity, a particular group of survivors builds their techno-driven commune to stay alive."

Student: Radinda Syahira Pratiwi
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Foresting a City: Imitating The Unseen Water Machine, Jakarta by Almas R. Salsabila

"This is a speculative architecture project in resolving Jakarta's water cycle disruption problem. The invasion of concrete in the city is commonly thought of as an indicator of infrastructure advances, yet it is also a disruptor.

"Humans' gluttony, to build more buildings and roads by pouring extra concrete, has made soil become acidic and separating water to be absorbed.

"This project tries to construct a water machine by imitating a tree's water system. With the touch of industrialism and greyish mood, it attempts to portray the overconsumption of human's love to concrete."

Student: Almas R. Salsabila
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Coexisting with Fluidity: Lok Baintan Reimagined by Deandra Adellia Shavira

"This project is a floating market that reimagines a new way to coexist with water in Lok Baintan while preserving its existing identity."

Student: Deandra Adellia Shavira
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Consciousness of Water: Alternative Living Space Within The Sea Water Desalination Process by Naufal Mahdyan Risky

"In this project water is used as a medium to enhance human consciousness of the water itself. The architecture was formed from the logic of seawater desalination infrastructure.

"The process is directly involved with the daily activities of its people and enhances human consciousness of water."

Student: Naufal Mahdyan Risky
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Shifuku: Hakusan Wellness Resort by Aafini Rizqia Kamal

"Shifuku is a wellness resort located in Hakusan, Ishikawa, Japan. The resort is located near Shirayamahime Shrine, a Shinto temple dedicated to purification.

"Inspired by the dualism of water symbolism, this project utilises water's ability to mark the passage from one psychological condition to another.

"This project choreographed water into various states and motions, creating a series of atmospheric experiences through the journey of healing."

Student: Aafini Rizqia Kamal
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Praiyawang Livestock Centre by Muhammad Kemal Haqqy

"Praiyawang Livestock Centre responds to four main issues in East Sumba, which consists of excessive evapotranspiration, decreasing infiltration rate and grazing area, low economic activity and tourism.

"The interventions use dew water harvesting technology, hybrid livestock farming system, and involvement from the local community to solve water loss issue, fertilise the local soil, optimise productivity, and enhance tourism. Each intervention is correlated with one another to achieve these goals."

Student: Muhammad Kemal Haqqy
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Dystopia 2050: Global Warming by Emira B. Ramadhan

"Dystopia 2050: Global Warming is a narrative based architecture project based on the condition of how architecture could respond to a dystopia.

"The architecture is located at the North of Jakarta, in the middle of the sea. Half of Jakarta has sunk due to global warming. No matter how hard humans try to defeat nature, they'll never win as nature is a far greater force than people."

Student: Emira B. Ramadhan
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Walk Through Forces by Vania Sabrina Dara Oktaviani

"Walk with the Kampung Pulo neighbourhood. This project involves three layers built to accommodate activities carried out by riverside residents."

Student: Vania Sabrina Dara Oktaviani
Course:
Final Design Studio 2021
Tutors:
Hendrajaya Isnaeni, Verarisa Ujung and Farid Rakun


Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and The University of Indonesia. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.