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rƎCAsʇ bʎ DƎsᴉgN




Photo: Galari Lorong 

I became interested in Yoshi’s work from visiting Art Galari Lorong in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The building sweeps visitors in among a thrush of plants. The structure is playful and exposed up to the roof supports, all of its materials are visible — wood, concrete, metal —  and many of these elements, like windows and doors, have been reused from other buildings. I quickly found out that the building is part of a method called ugahari , which is related to permaculture. The structure is built by craftsman that think creatively and structurally with the materials, so the whole building is tactile like a piece of handmade furniture. My interest was peaked and I managed to arrange an interview with Yoshi and his partner Maria at their house. Maria helped to translate. However, she is an urban practitioner as well - and now the head of sekolah (bukan) arsitektur , in english: school (not) architecture - and she is often involved in the strategic or ideological side of the ugahari practice. So it was an absolute pleasure to discuss the issues going on in the ugahari method and the wider Indonesian context with the two of them. 

Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti 

sekolah (bukan) arsitektur



Photo: Galari Lorong 


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