Bung Karno’s grave complex in Blitar has become the icon in the town, based on my observations. This is because this building is one of the most modern architectural landmarks created with a modern approach a’la big city, built on a small town. Its existence was as a welcome piece of modern architecture in the city. Politically has a strong sense of history associated with the Indonesian independence Proclaimers. This article is based on what I wrote in 2007, was reappointed for his old post because lots of photos missing:)
Kompleks makam Bung Karno sebelumnya merupakan satu kompleks dengan arsitektur khas Jawa yaitu bangunan joglo. Sejak 2004 telah ditambahkan bangunan baru yang menjadi satu kompleks dengan makam Bung Karno tersebut. Tim arsitek bangunan baru diketuai oleh Pak Pribadi Widodo dan Pak Baskoro Tedjo dari ITB. Sejak kami memasuki area makam ini, sebuah bangunan disamping makam menarik perhatian kami.
Bung Karno’s grave complex was previously a single complex with unique architecture that is Javanese joglo. Since 2004 has added new buildings into a complex with the Bung Karno’s grave. The team is headed by the architects of new buildings and Pak Pak Widodo Personal Baskoro Tedjo from ITB. Since we are entering the tomb, a building beside the tomb of our attention.
I then made a sketch of the anatomy of the region based on what occurred to me that time. Indirectly, the above diagram to represent what I see and feel, though perhaps not as desired by the designer of the building itself.
Gate of the old complex, which is shaped like a temple with a large size. Apparently there is a desire interesting past to the present starting from the complex recently, in a form very similar with the temple of the past, so it is with building materials using a rock. System of mass construction, but I wanted to know whether the inside of the building was filled with concrete construction system, it seems that way.
The space that connect the old and the new building is conjucting, refreshing.
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