Bekraf Creative Labs 2018 : Indonesia Creative Digital Architecture Held in Ariobimo Sentral, Jakarta

BLOCK71, Ariobimo Sentral, Jakarta

Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia, which has been chosen as Center of Excellence of Creative Economy in Architecture (PU Ekraf) by Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy (IACE/BEKRAF), has responsibility to support BEKRAF vision to put forward creativity, idea and stock of knowledge as the main production factor in every creative economy activities. As a form of contribution to this vision Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia as Center of Excellence of Creative Economy in Architecture held a BEKRAF Creative Labs (BCL) event in 2018 entitled Indonesia Creative Digital Architecture.

Indonesia Creative Digital Architecture was an initiation which covers several aspects of creativity in using digital technology in the architectural practice, namely: design scripting and parametric design. It was aimed to produce future generation of architects who will become agents of change in architectural industries. Other than improving the young architects’ skill to be able to compete in the global market, the knowledge of digital technology was hoped to be able to boost the spirit of entrepreneurship in architectural industries.

Indonesia Creative Digital Architecture consisted of three events: workshop, seminar, and exhibition. These three events were held in both Semarang and Jakarta. The workshop was held successfully on 24 – 25 August 2018 at Eks Monod Diephuis Building, Old Town, Semarang. In total, 120 people signed for this two days workshop which was divided into 60 people for the first-day workshop with topic “Design Scripting Fundamentals” and 60 people for the second-day workshop which was exploring the topic of “Exploration in Parametric Design.”

The seminar and exhibition were held simultaneously on 29 – 30 September 2018 at BLOCK71 Jakarta, Ariobimo Sentral Building, South Jakarta. The theme for the first day of the seminar on 29 September was “Optimizing Architecture with Digital Technology” with three speakers namely: Rika Sjoekri (Noesis) which was talking about “Building Information Modelling for Managing Delivery Standard”, Eric Budhi Yulianto (BE Studio) which was exploring the topic of “Creating Digital Platform for Collaborative Future Design Practice”, and Anggie Amalia (MNC Land) with “Simulation and Modelling for Sustainability Performance”.

The theme for second day of the seminar on Sunday 30 September 2018 was “Current Practice of Digital Architecture” with speakers including Rekhaza Panji Riawan and Erick Young (Spindonesia) who was talking about ”360° Spatial Visualization”, Mikhael Johanes (Universitas Indonesia) and Azan Subhie (Natural Architecture Workshop) who was exploring the topic of ”Algorithmic Design Thinking”, Aswin Indraprastha (Institut Teknologi Bandung) with ”Digital Technology in Architectural Education” dan Professor Yandi Andri Yatmo (Universitas Indonesia) who was discussing the topic of ”Advancing Research and Design Practice”.

Align with the seminars, an exhibition which reveals the current condition of Indonesian architectural practice in industries and universities was also held at the same time and place. This exhibition was also showing a wellbeing and health project in architecture through digital-based visualisation, simulation, and analysis; design projects from architecture and design offices; Code Camp DAUI’s students’ exploration of algorithmic design; 3d products; and Virtual Reality presentation of design projects.

Indonesia Creative Digital Architecture was supported and in cooperation with Jakarta Branch of Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI), Central Java Branch of Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI) and Indonesia Association of Architecture Higher Educations (APTARI). The seminars and exhibition of this event were also involving several national media such as Kompas, CNN Indonesia, The Jakarta Post, Metro TV, Jawa Pos, Net TV, Detikcom. Apart from national media outlets, this event also invited some design and architectural-based medias such as CASA Indonesia and Archinesia. By involving them as publication outlets, this event tried to touch all the creative economy stakeholders as an effort to achieve the Penta Helix scheme proposed by BEKRAF.