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ARDC 2015

7th International Conference on Architecture Research and Design

Department of Architecture Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
September 1-2, 2015  |  Surabaya, Indonesia
International Conference on Architecture Research and Design (AR+DC) is an annual international event organized by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS). This event was first initiated in 2009 with different names and in 2014 has been changed to be AR+DC and invited academics, researchers, and professionals from a wide range of expertise and fields. For years, AR+DC's topics are focused on architecture and its related subjects, such as Architecture design, Architectural theory, history, and criticism, Environmental architecture, Housing and settlement, and Urban design.

Indonesia covers an immense area, approximately one-fifth of the globe's circumference, and consists of thousands of big and small islands. The region has been settled by humans since hundred thousand years ago. In historical times, thanks to its position, Indonesia has been visited and traversed by various people and cultures. The available environment provides, and at the same time, demands separate treatments according to each locale. Added with different grades of isolation and exposition, each and every niche produced a multitude of spatial perception and conception, which manifested in myriads of architectural form.

The twentieth century introduced significant pressure to the then colonized world, European-based culture and civilization was established as the sole base for development and the future. Globalization facilitated nationalism, which pushed Indonesia into one nation within the vessel of Republic of Indonesia. However, even after seventy years later, the debate on the issue of national culture (and identity) has not reached any conclusive and satisfactory point. The period also marked by massive demographic increase, so that at the beginning of the present century, there are more people lives in the cities than in the villages. These changes are particularly visible in the island of Java, which is now becomes one of the biggest nesopolis (island-city), while both the people and the infrastructure are still wanting. The forces that shaped architecture change at high speed while their users still negotiating with basic issues.

At the same time, approaches and paradigms on architecture itself have undergone radical shift. Architecture is not just the work of architect anymore; architecture is seen as a social product built by social power, a spatial entity for and given meaning by humans. In this sense, architecture includes all human spatial construct, from the simplest hut, houses, monuments, settlements and urban complexes.

Indonesia grappled and experimented with a multitude of architectural solutions in all levels. This conference, the second in a series of three, endeavor to recognize the richness of its manifestations, and to build models of approaches that could be the foundation of the healthier and more meaningful architecture for Indonesia.


Themes offeres include, but not limited to:

  1. case studies in Indonesian architecture

  2. concepts and plans for development

  3. theory building

  4. application in education

Mechanism of Programme

The programme’s mechanisms are mentioned on the following:

  1. The International Conference “Manifestations of Architecture in Indonesia” is informed by electronic media to educational institutions nationally and internationally. Therefore this conference can be attended by international and national participation.

  2. Invited speakers   which   are   invited   to   the   International   Conference “Manifestations of Architecture in Indonesia” are on the following:

1. Gaudenz Domenig

Author of Indonesian Houses (2004 and 2008) and Religion and Architecture in Premodern Indonesia (2014).

2. Koji Sato

Author of To Dwell in the Granary, The Origin of the Pile-Dwellings in the Pacific (1991) and The Heart of Austronesian Houses (2012)

3. Budi Sukada

Former President of Indonesian Architects Association

4. Bagoes Wiryomartono

Author of Perspectives on Traditional Settlements and Communities (2014)

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 07 June 2015

Abstract acceptance: 29 June 2015

Paper submission deadline: 10 July 2015

Paper acceptance: 30 July 2015
Revised final paper submission: 10 August 2015
Conference: 1-2 September 2015

Rector of ITS:
Prof Ir Joni Hermana MSc ES

Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning:
Dr. Ir. Hidayat Soegihardjo M, M.S.

Head of Department of Architecture:
Ir. Purwanita Setijanti, M. Sc, Ph.D.

Scientific Committee:
Chair    : Prof.Dr.Ir.Josef Prijotomo,M.Arch. (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya)

Members    : 
Prof.    Ir. Gunawan    Tjahjono, M.Arch.,Ph.D.,IAI (Universitas Pembangunan Jaya Jakarta)
Prof. Dr. Ir. Sandi A. Siregar, IAI (Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung)
Prof. Dr.Ir. Sudaryono Sastrosasmito (Universitas Gajah Mada Yogyakarta)
Prof. Ir. Titien Saraswati, M.Arch.,Ph.D. (Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta)
Prof. Kim Dovey (University of Melbourne, Australia) 
Prof. John Macarthur (School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, Australia)
Associate. Prof. Ir. Johanes Widodo, M. Arch, Ph.D.(National University of Singapore)
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