Sunday, December 4, 2011

EBENEZER HOWARD effect [three of 3]


[A] The New Town Legislation
Several government sponsored reports in the 1930's endorsed the idea of "Satellite Towns" to bring about the decentralisation of London. (e.g.. Chamberlain Report; Marley Report 1934; Barlow Royal Commission 1937)

EBENEZER HOWARD effect [two of 3]


[A] Analysis of Garden City Housing
At Letchworth and as set down in Unwin's book, the standard Garden City cottage, obviously more "perfect" than a typical speculator's dwelling of the same period, consists of 3 bedrooms with fireplaces in two of them, with a bath in the scullery and a covered way to the external w.c. There were no fitted cupboards, but a fuel store and larder were provided. The actual constituents contained in the house are not very dissimilar to those in a standard town-house terrace. The main difference is the distance, uncovered from the scullery door to the w.c. while as far as the aesthetic additions are concerned, above the plain social requirements, every Garden City cottage, or terrace had two gardens, front and rear and even in the smallest, marvellous interior design with intimate fireplace alcoves in the living room, wooden ceiling beams, window seats and French windows opening out onto terraces in the garden.

EBENEZER HOWARD effect [one of 3]

The Effect of Sir Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City Movement on Twentieth Century Town Planning

The now well discussed event that initiated practical town-planning in Great Britain and in many parts of the world was the publication in 1898 of the book, "To-morrow: A peaceful path to Real Reform," by Sir Ebenezer Howard. Ironically, concerning the book, The Times wrote "an ingenious and rather entertaining attempt - the only difficulty is to create it." (October 19th. 1898.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

untuk INDONESIA [ku]

selamat ulang tahun ibu pertiwi

belum mampu hadiahkanmu apa-apa
tidak permata dan juga intan mutiara
hingga usap air matamupun sungguh tidak kuasa

senyumlah barang sejenak wahai ibunda
walau kutahu berat deritamu hari ini
berasa dikhianati dan ditinggalkan oleh kami para anak-anakmu

rangkullah kami kembali dalam pelukanmu
nyanyikanlah kami lagi lagu semangatmu
hingga kami bisa terbangun dari lelap
yang seakan-akan sudah membuat mata kami menjadi buta
buta untuk kembali pulang kerumahmu

hari ini adalah hari ulang tahunmu ibu
izinkanlah senyum itu kulihat lagi dari bibir bersahajamu [walau hanya sesaat]
yang pada waktu-waktu lalu adalah cambuk dikala susah

mungkin sama dengan hari dalam tahun-tahun yang lalu
tetapi itu tidak akan sama lagi ibu
lihatlah tunas-tunas mudamu
kami sudah berdiri lagi disini
yang akan mencoba untuk membuatmu kembali bangga

mengembalikan kembali senyum itu untukmu

selamat ulang tahun wahai tanah tumpah darahku
17 agustus 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ART nouveau

Art Nouveau was an innovative international style of modern art that became fashionable from about 1890 to the First World War. Arising as a reaction to 19th-century designs dominated by historicism in general and neoclassicism in particular, it promulgated the idea of art as part of everyday life. Henceforth artists should not overlook any everyday object, no matter how functional it might be. This aesthetic was considered to be quite revolutionary and new, hence its name - New Art - or Art Nouveau.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

just in my MIND

do YOU know................


Unless you're a 'starchitect', chances are you'll end up creating mediocre glass-clad hangars, says Jay Merrick. Does the problem lie with the profession, or the politicians in charge of our towns and cities?


From a very young age, Daniel Libeskind (pronounced LEE-buhskinned) exhibited a sharp intellect and extraordinary talents. As a child in Poland, he discovered that he had considerable musical talents; he appeared on live Polish television at the age of six, playing the accordion. 


In the 1980's a new tendency was born: the deconstruction, which was also called "new modern architecture" in its beginning. It was meant to replace post modern architecture. A very significant difference of this style is that it started rather from an intellectual movement than from a significant building marking it's beginning. The new slogan was "form follows fantasy" analogous to the tradition formula pronounced by Sullivan "form follows function". In 1988 Philip Johnson organized an exposition called "Deconstructive Architecture" which finally brought these ideas to a larger audience. Those ideas even had a philosophical base developed by Jacques Derrida.


Birth Date: September 13, 1941
Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan
Nationality: Japanese Gender: Male
Occupations: architect