Joint Workshop and Traveling Studio of Architecture Study Program, ITB and Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, the University of Sydney

The joint workshop and traveling studio program between the Architecture Study Program, ITB and the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, the University of Sydney was held at the University of Sidney campus on 14 – 22 January 2016 and at ITB campus on 24 – 30 January 2016. This activity was cooperation between Australia- Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, School of Architecture Planning and Policy Development ITB, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, the University of Sydney and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Sydney.
This program was initiated by Aswin Indraprasgha, Ph.D and Dr. Ing Andry Widyowijatnono from Architecture ITB and Dr. Rizal Muslimin from FADP, the University of Sydney by involving 8 (eight) ITB students, five of whom are undergraduate students and the other three are master students. FADP, the University of Sydney was represented by six students – three of whom are undergraduate students and the other three are graduate students.
Topic raised in the workshop was ‘Computational Making: Nomadic Structure, i.e. designing shelter for street vendors using computational approach with local material. While in Sydney, the ITB students learned computational techniques and methods using automated and machinery tools to develop scaled model from the selected design. Whereas in Bandung, the ITB and University of Sydney students developed scale 1:1 prototype using local base construction material and method.
There were plenty of positive experiences could be learned by these two students group during their short visits. The ITB student learned to experience and experiment with the latest equipment, to try new method and technique in design. On the other hand, the students of the University of Sydney learned local craftsmanship context, local material and real issues on street vendors in Indonesia. More than that, the most important is the cross-cultural social interaction in an academic program that is beneficial for both sides, good for students and institution.
The outcome of this program is three prototype models of shelter for street vendors to be located in various points on Ganesha Street, Bandung.

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