Ad Rem: Adaptation in Architecture
Transforming Joglo Vernacular Housing in Java
Focusing on the Javanese vernacular Joglo typology, this one-day roundtable will explore a broad variety of subjects, ranging from building strategies and emerging digital technologies to broader analyses of architecture and cultural change. Held at Jakarta’s Bentara Budaya Cultural Centre and via Zoom, the hybrid event will bring together Indonesian and international heritage experts and architectural practitioners.
Bentara Budaya Cultural Centre Jl. Palmerah Selatan No. 17, Jakarta Pusat 10270 Indonesia
Hybrid event: attend in-person or via Zoom
Date & Time
August 26, 2023 12:30-18:30hrs Western Indonesia Time
Split into two sessions combining three keynotes and panel discussions, the event will explore a broad range of approaches to preservation, from building strategies and emerging digital technologies to broader analyses of architecture and cultural change.
Organised by Holcim Foundation Next Generation Ambassadors Andi Subagio and Namjoo Kim, Ad Rem: Adaptation in Architecture will also help guide the development of a building project in the village of Mutihan Madurejo in Java’s Yogyakarta region. The project will support the restoration and adaptation of an abandoned Joglo structure into a rehearsal space and cultural venue for a traditional dance collective.
Led by Subagio and Kim in partnership with the Sekar Jagad Foundation and the architectural faculty at Indonesia’s Universitas Pelita Harapan, the restoration project is supported by a Holcim Foundation grant.
- Prof. Ir. Totok Rusmanto, ISAI UIN, Head of Central Java Cultural Heritage Experts - on the values and philosophy of Joglo design
- Mohamad Cahyo Novianto, JAAI (Indonesian Architectural Archive Community) - on the materiality of Joglo structures
- Adi Purnomo, mamostudio - case studies in relocating Joglo homes
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